1 killed in fully-involved house fire that family is calling 'suspicious'

Michigan State Police are now investigating the house fire in Fruitport.

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, MICH. - A 76-year-old man is dead after an overnight house fire in Fruitport Township.

The initial call came in around 12:50 a.m. on Friday, August 25 at the corner of Cooley and Pontaluna roads, just north of I-96.

When firefighters arrived they say the home was fully engulfed in flames, and because of that, they could only fight the fire from the outside.

Ronald Prell, 76, died in the fire. His brother, Gordon Prell is asking that authorities do a thorough investigation for fear his brother may have been hurt at the fire started intentionally. 

Michigan State Police have been called in to investigate.

This is a developing situation and we will keep you up to date as more information becomes available.

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Matt Gard is the Senior Producer of the 13 Morning News. If you have a story idea, you can contact him on Twitter, @mgard_wzzm13 or by e-mail, MattGard@wzzm13.com.

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