'God is good:' Lansing woman escapes after multiple homes, car catches fire

Published: Jun. 1, 2016 at 4:25 PM EDT
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A Lansing woman is counting her blessings Wednesday after two homes and a car caught fire.

Emergency crews were called to the 1600 block of West Jolly Street around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, responding to car on fire.

After arriving on scene, crews discovered flames spread to two homes near the the car.

"I looked out and I saw grey, really dark grey," said Susan Healey, a neighbor in the area.

A homeowner was working on a car between two homes when suddenly, an explosion.

"When you have a car fire you have fuel and oil, they tend to take a bit longer to burn," said Steve Mazurek from the Lansing Fire Department.

“With both houses going, they (firefighters) had their hands full right out of the gate.”

Inside the home next door was Jenette Hargo, sound asleep.

“I heard a boom and that really scared me,” said Hargo.

Hargo has lived in the house since 1991.

“My phone was ringing and I answered it, at my front door someone was banging on it,” said Hargo. “The phone call told me ‘get out of the house, your house is on fire’”.

The fire caused significant damage to both houses.

Hargo counts her blessings, knowing everything could of turned out a whole lot worse.

“God is good, that’s all I have to say and that’s the best I can say. I’m okay.” said Hargo.

Investigator's are ruling the fire accidental.

Both homeowners are staying elsewhere.