Woman dies in Muskegon house fire

UPDATE (1:02 p.m.) Authorities have identified the woman who died in a fire this morning at a Muskegon home as Vatina Smith, 42.
AP Wire
Dec 2, 2011

 

Authorities responding to a house fire in Muskegon this morning said one person has died and at least two other people were injured.

A woman died in the blaze in the 200 block of Myrtle Avenue.

Officials said at least two people who escaped the home by jumping from a second-story window were taken to a hospital. A 3-year-old in the home was reported to be safe and didn't need to be hospitalized.

Fire crews who arrived at the fire at around 5 a.m. found flames coming through the roof.

The cause is under investigation. Muskegon fire officials said it is being investigated as a possible arson.
 

 

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