WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.Michigan State Police are investigating a fire that may have claimed the life of an elderly man.
The fire happened on Tuesday in the 4000 block of Walker Road in Sanilac Countys Washington Township.
Police said 78-year-old Robert Anderson was found dead inside the home.
MSP Sgt. Barbara Soffin said someone tried to check on the mans welfare and discovered the windows to his home blackened with soot on the exterior of the house.
Officials said the fire started inside the home and burned out on its own.
Andersons cause of death is not yet known but an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.