A man from Sanford died in fire Wednesday, December 4 night in Midland County.

The Midland County Sheriff’s office said Jerome Township firefighters responded to 2022 N. Crescent in the Village of Sanford just after 8:00 p.m., where they found 58-year-old Steven Tripp dead inside his apartment bedroom.

Investigators think the fire started in the apartment’s living room. Two other apartments in the building had smoke damage. The dollar loss for the building was not immediately determined.

The sheriff’s office is working with Jerome Township and the State Fire Marshal on the investigation.