Woman dies in Lyon Township house fire

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A 65-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon in a house fire in Lyon Township, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

One person who was passing the home in the 58000 block of Nine Mile called the authorities just after 3:30 p.m. to report the fire and said a person was inside yelling for help.

Sheriff deputies and firefighters from the Lyon Township Fire Department couldn’t rescue the person due to collapsed walls inside the house and on the outside, officials said.

After the fire was out, firefighters found the homeowner in the basement of the home. She died as a result of the fire, officials said.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Unit are investigating the cause and origin of the fire.

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