79-Year-Old Jenison Man Dies in Fatal Home Fire [Video]
A 79-year-old Jenison man died late Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a home fire, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office told WZZM-13.
Flames were reported about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 8000 block of Teakwood Drive and were seen shooting from the back of the home near Jenison High School.
Eyewitnesses said a nurse and neighbors tried to pull a hospice patient to safety, but were unsuccessful, WZZM-13 reported.
Firefighers pulled the man, identified as 79-year-old Dick Hallwachs, from the home. He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.
His wife, Nancy, and their son, Kristofer, both died in a fire at home in December 2011.
The four-alarm blaze remains under investigation.