2 dead after house fire in Saginaw

Two people were rescued from the fire and taken to a Saginaw hospital. (Photo from Jesse Gonzales

UPDATE: The second victim a 71-year-old mother Adair Smithpeters has died Wednesday, Feb. 14, according to Michigan State Police Spokesman Lt. Kaiser.


SAGINAW, Mich. -- 1 dead, 1 critically injured following a house fire in the 1700 Block of Wood Street in Saginaw Monday, Feb. 12.

Investigators say a 71-year-old mother and 41-year-old daughter were rescued from the burning home.

The fire started around 10 p.m. on Wood Street near Michigan Avenue.

Police say a 30-year-old man was able to get out of the house on his own.

A 71-year-old woman and her handicap daughter were trapped inside for what felt like quite some time, according to neighbors, until firefighters were able to get them out.

According to Saginaw Fire Chief Christopher Van Loo, the 71-year-old mother was flown to a Detroit area hospital for treatment and is listed in critical condition. The 41-year-old daughter Melissa Shook was declared dead after arriving an area hospital.

The fire is still under investigation.

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