Police: 1 killed in Wayland mobile home fire

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 22:11:59-05

WAYLAND, Mich. — Police are investigating after a mobile home fire left one person dead Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at Rabbit River Estates on Homer Drive in Wayland.

Jason Morgan (Undated courtesy photo)

Police tell FOX 17 one person is dead following the blaze.  The circumstances surrounding the fire and the death are still under investigation.

Neighbors have identified the man killed in the fire as Jason Morgan. They tell FOX 17 he was known by many as “Chief” because of his connection to the trial community.

“He was a really friendly guy. When I was outside working on my trailer he would always stop by and we’d just talk,” said Melissa Forsythe, one of Morgan’s neighbors. “I’m just having a hard time believing that it actually happened.”

We’re told Morgan also had two dogs, but their status is unknown at this time.