W. MI man dies after catching fire at mobile home park

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NILES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Investigators are trying to determine how a Berrien County man caught fire and died.

The sheriff’s department was called to Birchcrest Estates mobile home park, located at 2330 E. Main Street in Niles Township, around 8:19 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a man on fire. When deputies arrived, they found the 49-year-old man lying on the ground, still smoking.

The Niles man was flown to a South Bend hospital, where he died Wednesday morning.

Authorities are not releasing his name until his relatives have been notified.

The case remains under investigation.