Ionia County man dies in house fire

A man has died after a house fire in Ionia County Saturday morning, Courtesy photo Ionia County Sheriff's Department (March 14, 2015)

ORLEANS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has died after a house fire in Orleans Township Saturday morning.

The fire started just after midnight at a home in the in the 8400 block of Canfield Road.

According to a news release, officials said a person called them to tell them about a fire coming from the chimney of a neighboring house. A short time later, they received a call from the homeowner, 78-year-old Charles Ring, who told them a fire started at his house.

When crews arrived to Ring’s house, they found him dead by the door.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is not considered suspicious at this time. It remains under investigation.

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