Friday, July 24, 2009

Man badly hurt in Springfield house fire

One man was injured in a residential fire Thursday night in Springfield.

Firefighters were called about 10:30 p.m. to 371 N. 32nd St. and found the house engulfed in smoke.

The owner of the home, a 61-year-old man who was alone in the house at the time of the fire, was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo with what Springfield public safety officers called life-threatening injuries.

Springfield was assisted by the Michigan Air National Guard Fire Department and Bedford Township Fire Department.

Firefighters were still on the scene at 12:30 a.m. And the two-story frame house was heavily damaged.

The Michigan State Police Fire Marshal was called to investigate the fire.

Other information was not available early this morning.