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Lyon Twp. woman dead following house fire
July 11, 2016

LYON TWP., MI - A woman died Sunday afternoon in a house fire in Lyon Township, reports the Oakland County Sheriff's Department.

The Sheriff’s Operation Center received a 9-1-1 call from a passerby reporting a house fire in the 58000 block of Nine Mile Rd. about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The caller indicated that he could see smoke and flames rising from the residence. A second 9-1-1 call was received from a citizen who reported that a subject was yelling for help from the inside of the home.

Deputies and the Lyon Township Fire Department responded to the scene and attempted to rescue the subject from inside the residence. Firefighters attempted several times to enter the burning home but were unable to enter the home due to the exterior and interior walls collapsing.

The Lyon Township Fire Department extinguished the fire, and located the homeowner in the basement of the home. The 65 year-old woman had succumbed to the fire.

The cause and origin of the fire remains undetermined at this time. The incident remains under investigation.