One man man tried to put out a small fire in the basement of his home early this morning on Grand Rapid's Northwest side, but firefighters had to pull hiim from the flames.

The fire was reported around 2:45 a.m. at 1058 White Avenue, NW,  north of Walker Avenue.

WOOD TV reported the man was unresponsive when firefighters got him out.

The fire did not cause significant damage to the home.