Sheridan Twp. fire

Samuel Donald Morse, 46, of Sheridan Township in eastern Mason County, died Sunday morning around 8:32 a.m. after firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from his home in the 2000 block of North Benson Road. 

According to the report, the Fountain Fire Department was dispatched to the home and after arriving immediately requested the assistance of Branch and Custer fire departments. Firefighters found Morse's body after the fire was contained.  “We called the fire marshall at 9:30 and he arrived on scene around 11:30 a.m," Fountain Fire Chief Roger Berndt said.

Morse's body was transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and was then turned over to the Mason County Medical Exmainer's Office. 

The Mason County Sheriff's Office and the Michigan State Police Fire Marshal Division also responded to the scene.

Mason County Victim's Services Unit also responded to assist with the victims loved ones. 

The fire remains under investigation. 

See Monday's Ludington Daily News for complete story