Man's body found in apartment fire in Marne

A 51-year-old man's body is found in an apartment fire in Marne Monday morning.

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The State Fire Marshal is investigating a deadly fire at an apartment complex in Ottawa County.

Flames broke out at the State Street Apartment complex in the 14000 block of State Street near Marne early Monday morning. Neighbors, smelling smoke, called 911 just after 4:30 a.m.

Firefighters say one apartment was engulfed in flames, blocking crews from getting inside. The fire started in the unit's bedroom.

Authorities tell Newschannel 3 a 51-year-old man was found dead inside the bedroom of the apartment. We are told it is unclear if he died in the fire. Investigators will have to wait for an autopsy to determine how he died. Authorities say the man had preexisting medical conditions and was using an oxygen tank at the time.

The five-unit apartment complex was evacuated but no one else was injured.

Newschannel 3 has a crew on scene working to learn more.

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