Hedgehog, dog saved during Grass Lake house fire

JACKSON COUNTY, MI – A hedgehog and dog were rescued from a house fire in

JACKSON COUNTY, MI – A hedgehog and dog were rescued from a house fire in Grass Lake on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire started around 3:15 p.m., Sept. 30, in house in the 100 block of Clark Street, Chief Greg Jones said.

There were no people in the house when crews arrived on scene, but there was a dog and hedgehog inside, Jones said. The animals were rescued from the house, along with some personal belongings, he said.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, and a Michigan State Police fire investigator is checking the scene on Thursday, Oct. 1, Jones said.

Damage to the house is likely repairable, depending on the homeowner’s insurance company, Jones said. There was some structural damage and extensive heat and smoke damage., he said.

The American Red Cross was called to assist the family.

The Napoleon Township Fire Department, Manchester Township Fire Department and Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety assisted at the scene.

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