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Published August 14, 2012, 09:41 PM

Grand Forks Emergency Crews Respond to Reports of Heavy Smoke

Grand Forks fire crews were dispatched to a home on South 40th street around 8PM this evening for reports of heavy smoke.

Grand Forks fire crews were dispatched to a home on South 40th street around 8PM this evening for reports of heavy smoke.

Neighbors say they saw smoke coming from the back of the home, and called the fire department. When fire crews arrived and went inside the residence, neighbors say they saw heavy smoke coming from the garage and inside main area of the house. An elderly man was inside the home at the time of the fire, crews rescued him and he was transported to Altru Hospital.

The Grand Forks fire department continues to investigate the incident and the man's injuries are unknown at this time.

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