Officials: Muskegon Heights man accidentally catches fire, dies

Muskegon Height Police Heights police car

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Officials say a man accidentally killed himself early Tuesday morning in Muskegon Heights when he set himself on fire.

Muskegon Heights Fire Chief Christopher Dean said police were called to the Hoyt Street home after someone passing by saw a body outside.

Officers found the man’s body outside of the home with burn marks. After examining surveillance video from the area, investigators said it appears the man’s clothing accidentally caught fire, which likely resulted in his death.

Authorities say the man’s body wasn’t found until hours after the incident.

An autopsy is scheduled but Dean said there are no signs of foul play.

The man’s identity hasn’t been released yet. He did not live at the home.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.