A Detroit man narrowly escaped his burning home with his life, but without his wife and daughter.
Those taken to the hospital include a 15-year-old who jumped out a second floor window with their 37-year-old father.
Firefighters from a number of departments responded to the home about 60 miles northeast of Detroit.
Fire crews in Detroit had trouble putting out an early morning fire due to frozen equipment on Friday, but were about to extinguish the blaze without any extra equipment.
Make sure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working, and keep an eye on anything that has to do with fire says one insurance agent.
According to reports, family members are upset because they discovered their loved one’s body in the basement after firefighters put out the fire.
Two women who died in a house fire in Battle Creek have been identified as an elderly mother and her 63-year-old daughter.
At least four houses were reportedly on fire near Vernor and Oakdale St. in southwest Detroit. Witnesses say they saw a man running from the home that exploded with his clothes on fire.
Firefighters responded Saturday morning to house on St. Louis near Seven Mile Rd. and Mt. Elliott where 53-year-old Rita Walker was found in her bedroom.
The cause of the blaze is still being investigated, although the fire appears to have started in the back of the two-story home early Saturday in western Michigan.