WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP Northern Michigan authorities say a 74-year-old Traverse City-area man was killed in a fire at his Traverse City-area home.
The Grand Traverse City sheriff's department identifies the victim as Fred A. Savage.
The fire was reported about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at Savage's house in Whitewater Township. It's about 12 miles east of Traverse City in the northwestern Lower Peninsula.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle and MLive.com say members and neighbors told emergency crews that they tried to rescue him but were unable to do so.
Authorities say they're investigating the cause of the fire.