Fire crews were called to a garage fire in Kalkaska Thursday night. When they arrived, flames were shooting to the roof and had spread to the house.
It happened on Evergreen Street in Kalkaska.
The man who lived in the house was able to make it out safely.
Dennis Beaver had lived in the home for fifteen years.
Beaver was working on his motorcycle in the garage when it caught fire. He tried to put it out himself, but realized he wouldn??t be able to.
Beaver says he didn't have his cell phone on him at the time, so someone else must have called 911.
The call came in to dispatch shortly before 9 p.m.
The fire station is about a half mile from the house.
Crews were able to save some belongings in the house.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.