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Grand Rapids firefighter suffers second degree burns in blaze

3:42 PM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
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  • 1500 block of Kendall Street SE, Grand Rapids. (February 1, 2013)
  • 1500 block of Kendall Street SE, Grand Rapids. (February 1, 2013)
    

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A Grand Rapids firefighter suffered second degree burns to his face and hand while fighting flames at a southeast side house.

The fire began around 2 p.m. in the 1500 block of Kendall Street, that's north of the intersection of Kalamazoo Avenue and 44th Street.

Flames were showing when firefighters arrived on the scene. A GRFD lieutenant tells WZZM 13 the blaze generated intense heat and smoke.

The injured firefighter sustained burns from a gap between his mask and helmet.

The owner was not home at the time of the fire, but two dogs died inside. The house is considered nearly a total loss.


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