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      Structure fire leaves one dead

      The Forsyth Township Fire department responded to a structure fire at 12:51 a.m. at a K.I. Sawyer residence.

      Fire officials say it happened at 609 Valkyrie Street.

      Upon arrival, crews conducted a primary search inside the building.

      They found someone inside and were able to retrieve the victim.

      However, attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful.

      According to officials, no one else was inside the building at the time of the fire.

      Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the upstairs bedroom.

      The rest of the house received minor smoke and water damage.

      The fire was controlled within forty-five minutes, but crews were on scene for around five hours.

      A Michigan State Police Fire Investigator is continuing to investigate the fatal fire.

      Also on scene the Forsyth Township Police Department, Marquette County Rescue 131, American Red Cross, Sands Township Fire and the Skandia/West Branch Fire Department.