The Bay City Department of Public Safety responded to a house fire Monday, July 15.
Crews were dispatched to the 2700 block of Garfield Ave. around 4:05 a.m. to find a single family home on fire. Officials say it began on the porch and spread to the front of the home. The fire also spread to the upstairs, creating heavy smoke.
A young resident was awakened by the smoke detector and managed to get the family out safely. Firefighters rescued the family cat. No injuries were reported.