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1 person, 1 dog killed in house fire in northern Michigan

Michigan State Police are investigating the cause

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Michigan State Police, Antrim County

Michigan State Police, Antrim County


Photo Provided/Michigan State Police

Michigan State Police, Antrim County

Michigan State Police, Antrim County


Photo Provided/Michigan State Police

Michigan State Police, Antrim County

Michigan State Police, Antrim County


Photo Provided/Michigan State Police

Michigan State Police, Antrim County

Michigan State Police, Antrim County


Photo Provided/Michigan State Police

The Michigan State Police Seventh Circuit arson investigator was called to investigate a deadly house fire Sunday morning.

A house fire in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula killed one person and a dog early Sunday morning.

Around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, a neighbor called authorities to report a building fire at Green River Trout Farm at 1867 South M-66 in Chestonia Township, Michigan State Police said in a recent statement published press release.

“The residence was a total loss,” MSP wrote in the press release. “One person has been confirmed deceased. A positive identification has not yet been made at this time. A deceased dog was also found in the house.”

The property owner’s family has been notified, police said in the press release. The family said the owner should have been the only person in the house. However, it may take several days before the identity of the deceased can be confirmed.

According to police in the news release, an investigation to determine the cause of the fire is being conducted by the Seventh Precinct MSP Fire Investigator. The coroner was also called to the scene.

Agencies responding to the incident included the MSP Gaylord Post, the Antrim County Sheriff’s Office, the Mancelona Fire Department, the Star Township Fire Department, the East Jordan Fire Department, and the Bellaire Fire Department.

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