Goshen house fire that sent woman to burn center still under investigation

A Goshen woman injured in a house fire Thursday evening, July 10, was flown to the Bronson Burn Center in Kalamazoo. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 12:08 p.m.

GOSHEN — Firefighters are continuing to investigate a house fire in downtown Goshen that sent a woman to the hospital Thursday evening, July 10.

The Goshen Fire Department was dispatched at 9:04 p.m. to the 400 block of S. Third Street, between Madison and Monroe streets, and arrived at scene about two minutes later. 

Goshen Fire Department Assistant Chief Jim Ramer said a woman, who is in her late 30s or early 40s, was flown to the Bronson burn center after she was found sitting on the curb outside of the house, Ramer said. 

The woman was the only person in the house at the times the fire started. She lived in the apartment on the south side of the house. 

The south side apartment, a one-story unit, received the most damage, with three of its four rooms destroyed by the fire, Ramer said. 

The rest of the house sustained smoke damage. The fire department’s chaplain helped the family living in the north side apartment by placing them in a local hotel for the night and connecting them with other family members. 

The burn victim’s roommate was also placed in a hotel room. 

The cause and origin of the fire are still being investigated. Inspectors are waiting to be able to talk with the burn victim to get more details about the fire, Ramer said. Until then, the cause will remain under investigation.

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