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Man, 47, killed in house fire in Cheboygan County

June 16, 2014
Associated Press

FOREST TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in the northern Lower Peninsula say a 47-year-old Cheboygan County man has died in a house fire.

TV stations WPBN-WTOM ( ) say the fire happened Sunday morning in the unincorporated community of Tower. It's in Forest Township, about five miles west of Onaway.

Authorities identify the victim as Shane Sachs. They say a second resident escaped to a neighbor's house and called 911.

The survivor was taken to McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey for smoke inhalation and burns.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.



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