Neighbors in northeast G.R. alert sleeping residents to fire inside their house
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Neighbors who saw smoke coming from a house on Grand Rapids’ northeast side Wednesday afternoon alerted two people sleeping inside, and they got out safely.
It began just after 5 p.m.
Firefighters at the scene in the 3500 block of Brandau Drive told FOX 17’s Rebecca Russell it was a small fire that began in the living room, in a pile of items on the floor, including clothes.
Crews didn’t bring any hoses indoors to put out the flames. Instead, they brought the burning items outdoors.
A fire investigator was summoned to the scene, but a spokesperson said the fire didn’t appear suspicious in origin.
No exterior damage was done to the home. However, as a safety precaution, fire officials advised the residents not to sleep there overnight.
Interior damages were still being assessed early Wednesday evening.