A fire broke out in an older home on the west side of Grand Rapids around 5:15 Monday morning. 

At 8 a.m., WOOD Radio's Alyssa McElreath reported fire still had fire crews busy and commuters hampered.

At the Meijer Traffic Center, Kevin Richards says smoke wafting over the freeway obscured visibility and hampered traffic from time to time.

He says fire units are still blocking all lanes of Bridge Street and Lane Avenue, north of the fire..

All the residents escaped from the building.

(Photo credit:  Alyssa McElreath}