Porch fire damages exterior of Jackson home, officials say

Gladys T. Black

JACKSON COUNTY, MI — A back porch fire broke out at a residential home in Jackson on Sunday, Jan. 9.

Jackson Fire Department arrived at 1036 Woodbridge Street at around 3:30 p.m. to a family’s back porch on fire. A family member was sitting outside to eat when they started smelling smoke and realized the back of the house was on fire, said Jackson Fire Department Lieutenant Ryan Hendricks.

Fire crews arrived on the scene to a neighbor helping put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, said Hendricks. The home was filled with smoke and once the fire was controlled, firefighters vented it out, said Hendricks.

The window, siding and the exterior of the home were damaged, said Hendricks. The family was not displaced and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Fire crews cleared the scene around 4:30 p.m. Jackson Fire Department was assisted at the scene by Summit Township Fire Department and Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety.

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