- Associated Press - Sunday, May 28, 2017

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - Western Michigan authorities say a young child and an adult were hospitalized in serious condition after firefighters rescued them from a burning apartment.

The 6-year-old and the adult were pulled from a burning Muskegon Heights apartment early Sunday with serious injuries.

Muskegon Heights Fire Chief Christopher Dean tells WOOD-TV (https://bit.ly/2ruTk3d ) that before firefighters rescued the victims a man and others who heard people screaming inside the apartment mounted their own rescue attempt.

But Dean says those would-be rescuers were driven back by heat and smoke after kicking in the apartment’s back door.

He says one victim was found in a bedroom and the other in a stairwell inside the two-story apartment.

Firefighters were able to quickly douse the flames. They’re still working to determine the cause of the fire.

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Information from: WOOD-TV, https://www.woodtv.com


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