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House fire closes M-44 near Belding

BELDING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Emergency crews fought a fire and explosion in a northwest Ionia County home.

The homeowners called 911 around 6:15 this morning to report a fire in the basement of their home on Belding Road (M-44) near Whites Bridge Road, just west of Belding.

Firefighters at the scene arrived to find the fire spreading through the home, then saw an explosion.

They have called in mutual aid from surrounding communities, including Greenville.

Everyone made it out of the house safely and M-44 reopened at about 11:00am.