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Authorities: 2 dead following fire at apartment complex

Authorities say two people are dead following a fire at an apartment complex in western Michigan.

Crews responded around 3 a.m. Friday at Wingate Apartments in Kentwood, near Grand Rapids.

Kentwood fire Chief Brent Looman tells The Grand Rapids Press they found heavy smoke and a small fire.

He says a man in his 60s was dead near a bed in the apartment's living room.

A woman in her 50s who used a wheelchair was dead in a bedroom.

Carol Carter awoke to the sound of a neighbor yelling about the fire and then banged on the door of the burning apartment herself, but got no response.
The fire was contained to a first-floor apartment.

Names of those involved weren't immediately released.

The cause is under investigation.