Body found after shed fire near Portage

Portage Road Schoolcraft Township shed fire
A May 5, 2017 photo of the Schoolcraft Township home where a man was found dead after a shed fire.

SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man’s body was found following a shed fire south of Portage on Thursday, authorities say.

Around 8:30 p.m., emergency responders were called to the scene of the fire in the 11000 block of Portage Road near E T Avenue in Schoolcraft Township, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said. Firefighters put out the fire and then found the body inside the shed.

The sheriff’s office says the body is that of a 39-year-old Kalamazoo County man, but his name was not released Thursday night because authorities were still working to notify his family members.

The cause of the fire and the cause of the death are not yet known