BRIDGEPORT TWP, MI — An early morning house fire in Bridgeport Township has claimed a man’s life.
About 3:20 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, a Saginaw County Sheriff’s deputy was on patrol when he noticed smoke coming from Warren Street.
“He followed it and found the house was fully involved,” said Sheriff William L. Federspiel. “He tried to make entry, but there was too much heat.”
The deputy alerted firefighters, who quickly responded to the blaze at 4473 Warren St., a two-story residence.
“Unfortunately, an individual perished in the fire,” Federspiel said.
The deceased has been identified as 70-year-old Rick Stinson. No survivors were removed from the house, the sheriff added.
“My deputy did everything he could,” Federspiel continued. “I’m proud of him. Unfortunately, he couldn’t save that individual. It didn’t take long for the fire to take that house.”
Federspiel added that a Michigan State Police fire marshal is investigating what sparked the blaze.
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