Michigan State Police rule cause of Manistee fire inconclusive
Michigan State Police are still trying to determine the cause of a Manistee fire that destroyed a home earlier this month.
For now, they have ruled the cause of the fire to be inconclusive, but are still openly investigating it along with forensic specialists from Chicago, according to Arcadia Fire Chief, Wesley Hull.
Chief Hull says a K9 Unit that was helping in the investigation found the body of the family dog that was missing.
Crews were called to the fully engulfed fire at 16544 Keillor Road in Pleasanton Township around 5:35 a.m. on June 16.
The two occupants in the home, Rod and Vi Sibary, made it out safely. Rod suffered some minor burns and was taken to Paul Oliver hospital for treatment and was released the same day.
Chief Hull says they lost everything in the fire.
The Red Cross assisted the Sibary family with clothing and medication.
The Arcadia Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday July 6 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.. Proceeds will benefit the Sibary family.