Deputy responding to fire treated for smoke inhalation

SPRINGFIELD, Mich. (WOOD) — A Calhoun County sheriff’s deputy was treated for smoke inhalation Wednesday after entering a burning home to make sure no one was trapped inside.

The fire broke out at Avenue A Estates in the 1200 block of Avenue A, west of M-37, in Springfield, according to a release from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies arrived, they saw smoke coming from the roof. They then helped someone climb out of a rear window.

After being told that someone else may still be inside, a deputy forced open the front door and stepped inside. She shouted for anyone inside to get out or call for help. When the smoke became too overwhelming, she had to leave.

Both occupants of the residence escaped safely.

The deputy who went into the house was hospitalized for smoke inhalation, treated and released.

The cause of the fire is not yet known. The Springfield Fire Department and Michigan State Police Fire Marshal are investigating.

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