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Fire results in death

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On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, at approximately 1:50 am, Manistee Central Dispatch received a call of a fire alarm going off on  Wells Rd., in Cleon Township, Manistee County. Cleon Township Fire Department was dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, the residence was fully engulfed. The owner of the residence was contacted; however she was not at the residence. Once the fire was extinguished, a search was conducted.  Firemen located a subject in the bathroom of the residence, who appears to have perished in the fire. Positive identification of this person has not been completed at this time. Exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Michigan State Police Fire Marshall and the Manistee County Medical Examiner are on scene, and investigating the incident. No further details at this time.

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