1 dead following house fire in Wells Township Thursday night

The cause of a structure fire at 6927 I.5 Lane in Wells Township remains under investigation, after the body of one person was found inside early Friday morning. (WLUC Photo)

WELLS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - Fire personnel located the remains of one person inside the debris of an overnight house fire in Wells Township.

The Escanaba Public Safety says Delta County Central Dispatch received a report of a possible barn fire at approximately 11:35 p.m. Thursday. The building was located at 6927 I.5 Lane.

When deputies from the Delta County Sheriff Department arrived on scene, they saw the structure fire was actually a two-story home, where a single person was known to be living.

The home was fully engulfed in flames. Nearby residents were unsure if anyone was inside.

Escanaba Public Safety Department responded to the fire and requested mutual aid from Escanaba Township Fire Department. A search of the scene was done after the fire was under control. Fire personnel located the remains of one person inside the debris.

The body was removed from the scene by fire personnel, along with Rampart EMS, and then transported to the OSF St. Francis Hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The victim’s identity will not be released until a more positive identification can be confirmed.

Crews were on the scene for approximately four hours. Escanba Public Safety was assisted by Delta County Central Dispatch, Escanaba Township Volunteer Fire Department, Delta County Sheriff Department, Rampart EMS, and the Delta County Medical Examiner’s office.

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