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Fire guts home

N-FireFive fire departments battled a blaze in the wee hours of Friday morning that consumed a Cedar Springs home.

According to Cedar Springs Fire Chief Jerry Gross, they were dispatched to the scene of the fire at132 S. Grant, at 3:07 a.m. on Friday, September 11 and were on scene at 3:14 a.m. They had it under control by 4 a.m.

According to neighbors, the home belonged to the Hunter family, and Bobby Hunter Jr. was staying there at the time. He was home at the time of the fire, and escaped with minor burns near his left elbow.

Gross said that construction and additions to the home contributed to the difficulty in extinguishing the fire in the attic area. The cause has not been determined, and is still under investigation.

Courtland, Sand Lake, Solon, and Algoma Township Fire Departments all assisted at the scene.

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