Big Rapids House Destroyed in Fire

A family’s backyard barbecue turned devastating when the family’s home caught fire.

Big Rapids Township fire chief tells us the family and a few guests were enjoying a holiday cookout when they noticed smoke pouring out of their house windows.

Crews believe the fire started in a room near the kitchen spreading to the attic and into the garage.

The house and everything inside are destroyed.

Fire investigators are looking into what caused it.