Fire rips through home in Ypsilanti Township
This story has been UPDATED with additional information.
Ypsilanti Township firefighters were working to determine the cause of a blaze early Sunday that did extensive damage to a home on the township's northeast side.
Firefighters said the woman who lived in the home at 2645 Woodruff Lane, near Ridge and Mott roads, told dispatchers the fire began in the kitchen.
One firefighter suffered a minor hand injury but was not expected to be out of duty, fire Captain Dave Crescio said. Firefighters said the woman lost a pet cat in the blaze.
"The damage was pretty extensive, probably about $60,000 of damage on the structure and probably about $20,000 in content," Crescio said.
Three units were dispatched to the fire, and crews called Ypsilanti Fire Department for backup at 8:54 a.m. Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze about 20 minutes after the first crews arrived, Crescio said.
The township fire marshal was still on the scene trying to determine a cause.
The fire destroyed about a third of the two-story home, firefighters said.