GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A man is dead after a house fire on the Grand Rapids' northwest side early Wednesday morning.
According to the fire department, it broke out around 6:30 a.m. at home on Bridge Street NW near Bristol Avenue NW.
The fire was small and near the front door area of the house. It was put out quickly. The fire department say smoke was coming from the attic. The house had working fire alarms, but it was full of smoke when first responders arrived.
One elderly man was located in the doorway of the home, unconscious. Crews attempted life-saving efforts, however, he died at the scene. No one else was inside the home at the time of the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and authorities are not yet sure how long the fire may have been burning or how intense it got.
The Grand Rapids Fire Department said Friday the fire is not being considered suspicious, but its cause is still under investigation.
This is one of two fires that the Grand Rapids Fire Department responded to Wednesday morning. The second fire took place at a 3-unit home on the city's northeast side. No one was injured in that fire, however the home sustained "dramatic" damages.
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