One dead after mobile home fire in Niles Twp.Published 7:01pm Sunday, May 2, 2010
By JESSICA SIEFF
Niles Daily Star
One man is dead following a fire Saturday morning in Niles Township.
Lt. Doug Myers with the Niles Township Fire Department confirmed Sunday that firefighters received a call at 7:57 a.m. Saturday of a fire at the Birch Crest Estates Mobile Home Park. Myers said when crews responded to the call at 2330 East Main St., Lot 11 they found a small fire contained to the bathroom of the home with one person believed to be dead inside.
The name and age of the victim has yet to be released, but the victim is believed to be the male resident of that home, and Myers said the wife of the victim discovered the fire and called the fire department.
According to Myers, the “small fire was extinguished in five minutes.”
A state investigator was called to the scene as well as the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, which is leading the investigation into the cause of the fire.