BARK RIVER - A 77-year-old Bark River man died today following a fire at his residence, according to Delta County Sheriff's Department Deputy Lt. Phil Griebel.
Jack Reynold Erickson, 77, 1518 10th Road, Bark River, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Griebel.
Erickson contacted central dispatch today at approximately 8:31 a.m., reporting a chimney fire at his residence. The fire spread and the home became engulfed in flames.
The Michigan State Police Fire Marshall from downstate Gaylord was contacted and is expected to investigate the scene later today with a deputy from the Delta County Sheriff's Department.
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