Man, 74, dies in fire at northern Michigan home

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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 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.

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