One Person Dead After Two Separate House Fires In Sturgis

Posted at 12:23 PM, Jan 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-11 12:23:35-05
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STURGIS, Mich- One person is dead after two separate house fires in Sturgis overnight.

According to the Sturgis Department of Public Safety, the first fire broke out around 9:30 Friday night in the 1100 block of Merryview Drive. When fire crews arrived on scene the house was fully involved and two people had made it out of the house safely, but a third person was still inside.

Fire crews were able to gain entry into the home and found the third person deceased inside the home. The house is a total loss.

The second house fire started in the 500 block of Congress around 12:30 Saturday morning. When fire crews arrived on scene of this house fire, heavy smoke was pouring out of the building and they found the residents were still inside of the building. The residents were able to get out of the building with the help of the fire department. Officials say the home is a total loss.

Both of these fires remain under investigation.