The Michigan State Police Caro Post is investigating a housefire that occurred Saturday, February 6, at approximately 2:20 p.m. The residence is in the 5000 block of Waterman Road in Vassar Twp. The home was fully engulfed in flames and six fire departments responded. Troopers were informed of an unaccounted resident of the home that was still in the house. Fire department members were able to find and remove the 77-year-old Vassar woman from the house, although she was pronounced deceased by medical personnel on scene.
Troopers from the Caro Post and members of the MSP Fire Investigation Unit are handling the investigation. The name of the victim was not immediately released. Troopers were assisted by Vassar Fire Department, Richville Fire Department, Caro Fire Department, Mayville Fire Department, Millington Fire Department, Arbela Fire Department, MMR Personnel and Vassar Police Department.