Kent County sheriffs release body cam after a woman was injured during a house explosion

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A woman was seriously injured in an explosion that leveled a house south of Kentwood early Monday.

The fire broke out just after midnight at a home on Fairwood Court, which is in a well-to-do neighborhood near the intersection of 76th Street SE and Kalamazoo Avenue SE in Gaines Township.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says two deputies were the first to get to the home. They heard a woman screaming for help and found the woman was trapped on the back deck. They tried to use a garden hose from a neighbor’s house to reach her, but that didn’t work.

Firefighters who arrived shortly thereafter were able to retrieve her.

The sheriff’s office released body camera video showing deputies helping firefighters run a hose toward the deck and start spraying the flames while firefighters worked to get the woman.

She was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.

Neighbors said she is a widow who lived at the home alone.

The Cutlerville, Dutton and Kentwood fire departments responded to the explosion and subsequent fire. The house was destroyed.

The Cutlerville Fire Department, Michigan State Police and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating what caused the fire. DTE Energy was also at the home Monday morning and said it had not found anything wrong with the underground gas lines leading to the home.

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