The fire was reported just before 1 a.m. central-time at 564 Lind Road in Crystal Falls Township by the homeowner, Douglas Takala, who was returning home from work.
The residence was fully engulfed in flames when Takala arrived at the scene. The fire was put out by the Crystal Falls Fire Department and a search of the scene located human remains inside the burned building.
Authorities say they believe them to be the remains of Takala’s 58-year-old wife, Sandra.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation by the State Police Fire Investigation Unit.
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