Officials: 3 hospitalized after Grand Haven house fire

Grand Haven house fire
Crews work at the scene of a house fire in Grand Haven (Nov. 25, 2017)

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Officials in Grand Haven say three people were taken to the hospital after a house fire in Grand Haven.

The fire broke out at 4:29 a.m. in the 600 block of N. 5th Street, between Adams Street and Monroe Avenue, in Grand Haven.

When crews arrived, they say there were flames and heavy smoke coming from the home. Crews worked for several hours to put out the fire, saying it was completely out around 7:30 a.m.

Officials say three people were inside the home at the time of the fire. One of them, a 71-year-old man, was found unconscious by rescue crews. He was taken North Ottawa Community Hospital before being transferred to Spectrum Hospital for severe smoke inhalation. Officials on scene said his condition has since improved.

The other two people inside the home, a 64-year-old and 85-year-old, were able to escape with minor smoke inhalation, authorities say. They were treated and released at a local hospital.

Officials say the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it does not appear to be suspicious.