CRYSTAL FALLS TWP—A house fire has claimed the life of a Crystal Falls Township woman.
Sandra Takala, 58, died in a blaze that destroyed her home at 564 Lind Road. The fire was discovered by her husband, Douglas Takala, upon returning home from work at 12:50 a.m. March 28.
According to Michigan State Police, the home was engulfed in flames when Takala arrived at the residence.
As of late last week, the cause of the fire remained undetermined, but a Michigan State Police sergeant at the Iron Mountain post said their preliminary investigation indicates the incident was an accident.
The Crystal Falls Township Fire Department responded to the call along with the State Police fire investigation unit, Iron County Sheriff’s Department and NorthStar EMS.