Neighbors rescue 2 from fatal Lansing house fire
‘There was no question of helping’
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Neighbors are being credited with helping rescue two people from a deadly house fire Monday morning in Lansing.
The fire broke out at about 8 a.m. on Rulison Street, between Lenawee and Hillsdale streets. Officials confirmed one person died and two others were injured.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
The neighbors were the first to respond to the scene. Amy Stewart lives down the street and ran to help after hearing about the fire. She arrived and found a woman on the roof above the porch.
“I got up on the ladder, coaxed Nicole down from the house, and got her over here as emergency dispatch started arriving,” Stewart said.
Fire officials have not named who died in the fire. Neighbors said a mother and father were the two survivors and their son had died.
Most of the second floor of the home collapsed. Officials said that’s where the body was located.
Neighbors said taking action to help was their first instinct.
“There was no question of helping,” Stewart said.
Firefighters said the investigation will take some time to complete and that the rental home will most likely have to be demolished. The next-door neighbor’s house was also damaged by the flames and heat.
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