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UPDATE: House in early morning fire a ‘total loss’

The fire started shortly after 8 a.m.
House fire at Horton and Jerome
House fire at Horton and Jerome(WILX)
Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 9:24 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 11:23 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - UPDATE 2:44 p.m.- The six people taken to the ER all lived in the home. Two adults and four children awoke to the house engulfed in flames. The family lost two dogs, a cat, and a ferret in the fire. Through suppression activities, fire breached the roof and caused a collapse of the roof in the rear of the house. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Crews are on the scene of a large house fire near the intersection of Horton St. and Jerome St. in Lansing.

Heavy smoke and flames were seen from a two-story house shortly after 8 a.m. Flames were still seen shooting through the roof at 10 a.m.

Six people were taken to the emergency room for smoke inhalation but it is undetermined if they were occupants of the house.

When crews arrived the house was fully engulfed. No cause has been confirmed by fire officials.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.

House fire on Horton and Jerome
House fire on Horton and Jerome(WILX)

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