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Fatal fire reported in Sagola, Dec. 29

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post reported a fatal fire in Sagola Township on Dec. 29.
    Troopers responded to a report of a residential fire at approximately 4:06 p.m. on M-95 in Dickinson County. According to a press release from MSP, the fire was discovered by a relative who attempted to enter the home but suffered smoke inhalation.
    A preliminary examination determined that the resident of the home had been found inside deceased as the result of the fire. The investigation is ongoing, and the cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The name of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.
    Assisting at the scene were the Sagola Township Fire Department, the Alpha-Mastodon Fire Department, the Breitung Township Fire Department, STAR Ambulance, Aspirus EMS, Integrity Ambulance, WI Energies and the Dickinson County Sheriff Department.