Man, 95, dies after Grand Rapids house fire

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A 95-year-old man died after a house fire on Grand Rapids’ northwest side Wednesday.

It happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at a house in the 1600 block of Bridge Street near Bristol Avenue NW.

Bridge Street was closed in the area as authorities responded to the scene.

Firefighters say they found a small fire near the front of the house and a 95-year-old man who was unconscious and not breathing.

He was later pronounced dead, according to Grand Rapids Fire Chief John Lehman.

There were working smoke detectors in the house, Lehman said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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