Rescue in Grand Rapids

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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — A Grand Rapids woman was taken to the hospital after a fire in her home Friday morning. Firefighters had to help her get out.

The fire began around 7 a.m. in the 1300 block of Bradford NE. The woman who lives there went to a nearby business to call 911, but then returned to the burning house. Firefighters pulled her out through a window.

Fire crews say the blaze appears to have started in the basement and accelerated quickly. They are investigating it as suspicious.

“We don’t have a plausible explanation right now of why and how the fire spread so rapidly, so we’re looking for those answers at this time,” said GRFD Battalion Chief Bart Perry.

Firefighters did evacuate, because of concerns a floor could collapse.

The Grand Rapids arson squad is investigating this fire.

The woman was the lone occupant of the home. She is at the hospital in stable condition.

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