As the colder months roll in, fires are are more and more common. And unfortunately, last week a Lowell family experienced a tragic loss that most of us could never imagine.

In the over night hours of Thursday, October 26th Lowell Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire that lasted hours to battle. They originally showed up to find a 27-year-old man in critical condition on the scene.

And worse news? There was still a 4-year-old child trapped inside. While, Lowell Firefighters sprang to the rescue, The firefighter on scene went inside the house to look for the child but became disoriented because the fire was so heavy. As more crews arrived on scene, they eventually, and unfortunately, found the 4-year-old boy dead.

This crushing tragedy has brought the community together to rally behind this family in some special ways during their darkest hour.


On Saturday, the Lowell Area Fire Department held their already scheduled annual Trunk-Or-Treat Fire Prevention Open House. Besides candy for the trick-or-treaters, the department also offered fire safety lessons to the community.

And here's the sweetest part of the event, the Lowell Fire department also collected clothing and monetary donations for the family that was impacted by the fire.

If you weren't able to make it to Saturday's event, this family is still in need after their devastating loss. The Lowell Fire Department and others like the Grand Rapids Scanner group are collecting donations via their facebook page:

Our hearts go out to this family during the coming months as they move on after this tragedy.

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