GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A home on the city's West Side was heavily damaged by flames and smoke Monday morning.
Firefighters reported to the fire around 9:43 a.m. Sept. 19, near Lincoln Avenue and Cora Street NW.
No one was believed to be inside the house, according to a commander at the scene. An initial report indicated someone might have been trapped, but crews searched the two-story house and found no one inside.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Scene commander says initial report had someone trapped inside, turned out not to be the case so far. House swept, no one found.— Andrew Krietz (@akrietz) September 19, 2016
A witness who asked not to be named said he was mowing grass nearby when he saw the smoke flames. He watched a neighbor making attempts to put it out with a hose but when that wasn't working, the man ran to the home and began knocking on doors.
No one answered and, again, firefighters don't believe anyone was home.
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