Woman jumps from 2nd floor to escape Holt townhome complex fire

Published: Feb. 2, 2023 at 9:35 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2023 at 6:47 PM EST
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HOLT, Mich. (WILX) - Officials are investigating a Delhi Township fire that occurred Thursday morning.

Delhi Charter Township Fire Chief Brian Ball reported the fire at 8 a.m.

Delhi Charter Township Fire Department responded to an emergency call of a fire at a townhome in the 4600 block of Doncaster Avenue.

The investigation revealed the fire started in the kitchen on the second floor. The smoke detector woke up the woman who was unable to get downstairs and jumped from a second-floor window to escape, according to Chief Ball.

She was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. One cat and a few birds were killed in the fire, but firefighters were able to save another cat, according to Ball.

The investigation by Delhi Charter Township Fire Department determined the unit where the fire started is a total loss.


Fire departments from Lansing and Mason helped in putting out the fire and the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office helped to evacuate nearby residents.

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