Fire in Marne apartment leaves 1 dead

Authorities on scene of deadly fire at the State Street Apartments in 14000 block of State Street in Wright Township on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.


WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say one person is dead after an early-morning apartment fire in Ottawa County Monday.

The fire was reported around 4:30 a.m. at the State Street Apartments in 14000 block of State Street in the unincorporated community of Marne.

When first responders arrived on scene, deputies say they tried to enter the apartment but were unable due to extreme heat and smoke. Deputies evacuated the other four apartments.

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to one apartment in the building.

The body was found after Wright-Tallmadge firefighters put out the fire. The victim, 51-year-old David John Fisher, lived in the apartment and was using an oxygen tank. Ottawa County Sheriff’s Capt. Mark Bennett told that there have been a number of recent medical calls at Fisher’s apartment.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

No other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.