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      Man killed in Mecosta County fire

      The fire happened on Monday shortly after 8 a.m. 16 Mile Road in Big Rapids.

      A man was killed after his single-wide trailer home was engulfed in flames.

      The fire happened on Monday shortly after 8 a.m. 16 Mile Road in Big Rapids. Authorities were alerted to the fire after a passerby called it in.

      The home, a single-wide trailer, was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived on the scene. While fighting the fire, crews found a sign that the occupant was still inside.

      The fire was extingished and during the overhaul of the home, a man was found dead inside the structure. The Sheriff's department reports the physical description of the man matched the description of the listed resident.

      An autopsy has been scheduled to determine cause of death and to confirm the identity.

      The cause of the fire is under investigation but does not appear to be suspicious, authorities say.

      Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office at 231-592-0150.