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58-year-old man dead in Muskegon Heights house fire

The house is in the area of 8th Street and Keating Avenue.
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MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Crews responded to a house fire in Muskegon Heights Tuesday morning. 

The house is in the area of 8th Street and Keating Avenue. Muskegon and Muskegon Heights' fire departments were called to the scene around 11:55 a.m. 

First responders believed someone was trapped on the second floor of the home, where smoke and flames were visible.

Firefighters found a 58-year-old man dead inside his bedroom, where the fire started, within 10 minutes of their arrival, officials confirmed. They were able to quickly put out the flames. 

Loved ones of the individual say he was a heavy smoker. His name will be withheld until family is notified and autopsy is completed. 

Investigators believe the fire to be accidental. 

Credit: WZZM

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