Man killed in overnight fire

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Courtesy: Ionia County Sheriff's Office

Courtesy: Ionia County Sheriff’s Office

IONIA COUNTY, Mich.–One person is dead after an early morning fire Saturday.

Ionia County Central Dispatch got the call about a house fire in the 8400 block of Canfield Rd in Orleans Township just after midnight. A neighbor apparently saw a fire near the chimney and called it in. Dispatchers said the homeowner also called about the flames.

Firefighters were able to get into the home, but weren’t able to save the man living there. According to the sheriff’s office, the body of Charles Ring, 78, was found by the door. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but officials aren’t calling it suspicious. The incident remains under investigation.

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