GRFD: Apt. fire started in kitchen

Firefighters were called to a apartment fire on Marshall Avenue (March 15, 2014).
Firefighters were called to a apartment fire on Marshall Avenue (March 15, 2014).

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids fire investigators say the apartment fire that injured three people, including a baby, started in the kitchen of one of the apartments.

The fire broke out around 3:30 p.m. Saturday at an apartment building located at 2860 Marshall Ave. SE, in the area of 28th Street and Eastern Avenue. Authorities say a mother and her infant were taken to the hospital with possible first- and second-degree burns. A third person was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation.

Grand Rapids Fire Department investigators were back at the scene Monday and determined the fire started in the kitchen of a first-floor apartment.

But, they said, they are still waiting to interview the person who lives in that apartment before coming to a conclusion about what caused the fire. They expect to conduct that interview Tuesday.

Other apartments have been cleared, but residents have not yet been issued permission to move back in.

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