SAWYER — One person died in a May 23 house fire in Sawyer.

The Chikaming Township, Bridgman and Lake Township fire departments responded to a house fully engulfed in flames around 3:35 a.m. within the 1200 block of Linden Avenue near Browntown Road.

One person was found inside the home after firefighters extinguished the fire. Authorities have identified the victim as 75-year-old Alfred Cummings.

Western Michigan University’s department of pathology confirmed Cummings identity, who was found inside the home after firefighters put The case remains under investigation by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police Fire Investigation Unit.

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