1 killed in early morning house fire

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- One person is dead following a house fire in Grand Rapids early Monday morning.

The call came in shortly before 5:00 a.m. for a possible fire at 849 Bates St. SE. When crews arrived, they observed smoke and heavy flames coming from the home. Once they gained entry, they located a 56-year-old male victim and rushed him to the hospital. He did not survive.

The fire is now under control. A cause has yet to be determined.

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