Woman escapes house fire near Battle Creek

Police are investigating after flames break out inside a Calhoun County home.

Fire officials are investigating after flames break out inside a Calhoun County home.

It happened in the 3000 block of White Rabbit Road in Pennfield just after 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Crews told Newschannel 3 when they arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed.

"When we arrived on scene we had heavy fire throughout the house, fire was coming out of the roof," Captain Jeff Collins with the Pennfield Township Fire Department said.

They said the homeowner was standing outside when they got there. She suffered burns to her hands, back and chest and was taken to the hospital to be treated.

A neighbor, who is also the woman's sister-in-law, told us the dog woke the woman up to the fire.

Firefighters are now trying to find that dog and a cat that may be trapped inside the home as they continue putting out hot spots.

"As of this point, we've been able to get into the house, due to the damage of the structure, we've not been able to locate any of the animals," Collins said.

Right now, it's unclear what sparked the flames.

"Once you discover a fire in your home, evacuate your home, call 911, get the fire department coming, and when we get there you let us know that your pet or your animals are in there, and we'll do our best to save them," Collins said.

Stay with Newschannel 3 for updates on this story throughout the day.

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