A 79-year-old Jenison man died late Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a home fire, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office told WZZM-13.

Flames were reported about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 8000 block of Teakwood Drive and were seen shooting from the back of the home near Jenison High School.

Eyewitnesses said a nurse and neighbors tried to pull a hospice patient to safety, but were unsuccessful, WZZM-13 reported.

Firefighers pulled the man, identified as 79-year-old Dick Hallwachs, from the home. He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.

His wife, Nancy, and their son, Kristofer, both died in a fire at home in December 2011.

The four-alarm blaze remains under investigation.

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