MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Severe weather is believed to be the cause of a fatal house fire this morning in Luce County.
The fire at 23340 County Road 438 in Lakefield Township claimed the life of 79-year-old Forrest Alan Rank. The Luce County Sheriff’s Department says Rank was was the sole occupant of the residence.
Emergency units responded to the scene just before 6:00 this morning and responders found the structure fully engulfed in flames.
The preliminary investigation has led authorities to believe that a lightning strike during last night’s severe thunderstorms may have caused the fire. The incident is still under investigation.
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