Refrigerator Cited In Fatal Fire Near Grand Rapids

20, 2014, 6:10 p.m. EST WOOD-TV WALKER, Mich. (AP) Fire investigators say they believe a defective refrigerator caused a fire that killed a wheelchair-using man in his suburban Grand Rapids home. The fire department in Walker tells WOOD-TV ( ) that the fire likely smoldered for some time before breaking out in the kitchen of 66-year-old Robert J. Lillis Jr. The department says it got a call about 8 p.m. Sunday and fire crews found the house engulfed in flames. An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of Lillis’s death.


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