SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

Until 10 PM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids and northern Indiana issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties until 10 PM.  Damaging wind gusts of 60 mph or greater are the primary concern.  Large hail of 1" in diameter or larger is a close second.  We'll be tracking storm development with Live Doppler Radar throughout your afternoon and evening.  Storm motion is easterly at 30 to 50 mph.  Stay with wwmt.com for the latest weather information!

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5 escape fire in Calhoun Co.

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Power outages could be to blame for a house fire in Calhoun County Sunday afternoon.

The fire started just after 2 p.m. at a house on Division Drive. Five people were inside when it sparked. All made it out safely.

The homeowner tells Newschannel 3 the fire started in a bedroom where they had been running a generator.

The cause remains under investigation.