A Waterford Township man is dead after a fire started in his home on Panama Drive on Friday, Oct. 12.
Waterford firefighters responded to the house fire around 11:30 p.m. after receiving a 911 call. Arriving firefighters found the home engulfed in flames and thick black smoke coming from it.
Firefighters entered the home for search and rescue operations and to extinguish the fire. Firefighters found the man in the area where the fire originated. The department has declined to identify the victim while the blaze remains under investigation.
The blaze had engulfed the home and roof as firefighters worked to extinguish it. They were able to bring the fire under control in about 30 minutes.
No firefighters were injured in the fire.
The fire damage is extensive throughout the house and estimated at $250,000.
Fire Department investigators are in the process of determining a cause of the blaze.