Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal house fire that happened in Saginaw shortly after two this Monday morning. Saginaw Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire in the small house at 2420 Bancroft. Firefighters located a 37-year-old man from Lansing deceased inside the home.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the homeowner was home with two grandchildren age 17 and 11, along with a great grandchild, age 9 months, and 37 year-old nephew, when the fire broke-out. The grandfather and the children were able to escape the residence, but the 37-year-old nephew was unable to escape and died in the fire.
Fire investigators continue to examine the burned residence for clues to determine a cause for the fire. An autopsy has been requested to identify a cause of death.