Fire Rips Through Mich. Home, Claims 2

FLINT, Mich. --


A fire tore through the living room of a Flint home Sunday morning, killing a man and woman inside.

Flint fire investigators are not releasing much information on either the victim’s identities or the cause of the fire, only saying the blaze is still under investigation.

Those living on Flint’s north side said the fire that killed the two victims seemed to spread quickly.

George Dunigan has lived adjacent to the burned house in the 5000 block of North Street for 49 years.

He said that when he left his house to go to church on Sunday, he said he knew something was terribly wrong.

“I heard all of the sirens and they sounded close,” said Dunigan. “I looked out and I saw the fire trucks.”

According to fire investigators, when crews arrived, the fire was burning hottest in the living room of the house, and in just moments, claimed the lives of two people.

Investigators said Monday they still are not sure what caused the fire but right now do not suspect arson.

“It is an undetermined fire at this point,” said sergeant J.D. Hamilton, with the Flint Police Department. “There should be some more conclusive answers within the month.”

Autopsies were performed on the two victims Monday. Police said they hope to have those results and have determined the cause of the blaze by Wednesday.

Investigation Continues Into Deadly Flint Fire


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