Authorities: 1 dead following mid-Mich. house fire - WNEM TV 5

Authorities: 1 dead following mid-Mich. house fire

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Authorities say one person was found dead after crews responded to a mid-Michigan house fire.

The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports a female body was found Tuesday in Gratiot County's New Haven Township, near Sumner. That's about 10 miles southwest of Alma.

The fire happened around 5 p.m.

Although it hasn't been confirmed yet, the presumed victim may be that of 45-year-old Patti Lent. Lent was the last known resident of that address.

Officials said the fire may have started in a bedroom, possibly because of an electric mattress heating cover.

The cause of the blaze also is under investigation.

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