71-year-old found dead after Oceana Co. garage fire

Posted at 2:34 PM, Feb 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-26 14:34:30-05

OTTO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Rothbury man was found dead after a fire in Oceana County.

According to a release from the Oceana County Sheriff’s Department, the fire is believed to have happened Wednesday in the 8300 block of S. 116th Avenue.

Deputies say they were dispatched to the residence Thursday morning to check on the well-being of 71-year-old Jack Fielstra.  According to a release, officers discovered a garage fire in the area and Fielstra was found dead inside.

Firefighters were never contacted when the fire started, and it had burned out when officials arrived on the scene.   Investigators believe Fielstra was snow blowing prior to his death. The cause of the fire has not been determined and the investigation is ongoing.