GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An adult and a child died and two firefighters were injured by a Saturday morning house fire.
At 9:02 a.m. Saturday, the Grand Rapids Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 553 Sheldon Avenue SE, near the intersection with Pleasant Street SE. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters found heavy fire showing from the home.
It was determined that two individuals were still inside. Firefighters were able to remove an adult, who was then pronounced dead at the scene.
A child was then removed from the house and was transported to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids where it later died.
One firefighter was also injured at the scene, where he was treated and released by medical personnel.
Another firefighter was taken to the hospital and treated and released for heat exhaustion.
The house at 553 Sheldon Ave. SE was also the scene of a double-homicide, when two women were found dead there on March 13, 2019.