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One dead after fire on Jackson's south side

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 16:52:39-04

JACKSON, Mich. — One person is dead following a Thursday morning fire in a house at 211 E. Robinson St. in Jackson.

The Jackson Fire Department responded to the scene around 11 a.m. and found heavy flames were coming from the house. Fire crews described it as a third alarm fire.

The 73-year-old homeowner was found dead in the kitchen area of the house. Fire officials have not released the name or other identifying information about the homeowner.

Assistant Fire Chief Tim Gonzalez said no firefighters were injured.

The fire affected a home next door, which had visible melting on side paneling, but firefighters were able to “make an aggressive interior attack” to avoid it completely becoming engulfed, according to Gonzalez.

Michigan State Police and Jackson Police Department were still on scene investigating as of 2 p.m. Thursday.

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