Homeowner Killed in Fatal Sanilac County House Fire

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MARLETTE, MI – During the afternoon hours of Monday, March 26th, 2018, Sanilac County Sheriff’s Deputies and House Firearea Fire Departments responded to the 2000 block of W. Applegate Road in an investigation of a fatal house fire.

According to Det./Sgt. Nate Smith, the 65-year-old homeowner was found deceased outside the single-family dwelling, which was totally engulfed.

The Michigan State Fire Marshall responded to the scene to assist in the investigation of the cause of the blaze. The investigation is ongoing, and an autopsy is scheduled for the victim later in the week.