Submit Your Close Call / Near Miss
Friday, February 1, 2013
Grand Rapids firefighter suffered second degree burns to his face and hand
while fighting flames at a southeast side house.
fire began around 2 p.m. in the 1500 block of Kendall Street, that's north of
the intersection of Kalamazoo Avenue and 44th Street.
were showing when firefighters arrived on the scene. A GRFD lieutenant said the blaze generated intense heat and smoke.
injured firefighter sustained burns from a gap between his mask and helmet.
owner was not home at the time of the fire, but two dogs died inside. The house
is considered nearly a total loss.
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