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Early morning fire destroys house, 2 vehicles

Posted at 8:40 AM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 12:07:06-04

An investigation is underway into what caused a fire that was so intense it destroyed a house in Potterville and two vehicles parked near it.

A Potterville police officer was driving in the area when he noticed smoke coming from the house on the 300 block of Dawn Court around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The house quickly went up in flames, officials said. Four people were inside the home at the time, but they were able to make it out safely.

FOX 47 talked with the homeowner who says he woke up to the sound of crackling. He says he lived in the home for 17 years.

The American Red Cross is offering assistance to the four people at this time.

The fire got so intense it also reached two vehicles parked near the house. The house and those vehicles are completely destroyed.

Crews from Potterville Fire Department, Charlotte Fire Department, Eaton Rapids Fire Department, Benton Township Fire Department, and Windsor Township Fire Department all responded to the scene to help fight the fire.

This is a breaking news story. FOX 47 is working to get more details and will update the story as more information becomes available.

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