Family pushes out window AC unit to escape fire

Sparta Fire

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, MICH. - A family in northern Kent County says they woke up to heavy smoke in their mobile home and were able to escape by pushing out their window air conditioning unit.

The call came in around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29. The fire happened in a mobile home community just off of Alpine Avenue called Whispering Pines.

Investigators have not said what caused the fire yet, but the homeowners say they believe it started in an outlet inside the living room.

This is a developing situation and WZZM 13 will have the latest updates for you as they become available.

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Matt Gard is the Senior Producer of the 13 Morning News. If you have a story idea, you can contact him on Twitter, @mgard_wzzm13 or by e-mail, MattGard@wzzm13.com.

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