LUDINGTON,Mich. — One person is dead after a late night house fire in the 500 block and S. George ST. in Ludington.
The Ludington fire Department responded to a multi-family two-story house fire containing two apartments just before 11pm.
At the time of the call, responding units were advised there was possibly a victim trapped in the upstairs apartment. Upon arrival, officers were unable to gain entry to the only access door to the upstairs apartment due to the intensity of the fire.
The Ludington Fire Department was able to gain entry to the apartment after extinguishing the fire enough for a search team to enter. Upon searching the residence, one person was found to be deceased within the apartment.
The victim was identified as Timothy Clayton Mohr, a 45 year old Ludington male.
According to Sgt. Trevor Slater of the Michigan State Police Fire Investigation Unit, the cause of the fire at 506 S. George St. was “Undetermined, but unable to rule out careless smoking.”
An autopsy was performed today by Mason County Medical Examiner, Dr. Marc Keen, and he advised that the victim’s cause of death was smoke inhalation due to the fire.