Two dead in Grand Rapids adult foster care home fire

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police and fire authorities are investigating a deadly fire at a Grand Rapids adult foster care home.

The Grand Rapids Police Department has confirmed that two people have died as a result of the fire.

The fire was reported early Saturday morning at 1018 Widdicomb St. NW.

A source tells 24 Hour News 8 that a third victim was taken by ambulance to the hospital and was said to be in fair condition.

State licensing records show Amant AFC is registered to care up to six mentally ill, developmentally disabled, aged, physically handicapped or traumatically brain injured individuals.

Records show the state conducted its latest inspection at the home in June and found the home to be suitable.

"This facility was determined to be in substantial compliance with rules and requirements," the inspection report read. "I recommend issuance of a regular license to this AFC adult family home (capacity 1-6)."

The inspection included fire safety, the report said. It confirmed that fire drills had been conducted, and that fire safety was observed with proper equipment in place.



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