ANTRIM COUNTY – There was a fatal house fire at the Green River Trout Farm located at 1867 South M-66 in Chestonia Township early this morning. On Sunday, November 20, 2022, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a neighbor called to report a structure fire at the Green River Trout Farm. The residence was a total loss. One person is confirmed deceased. A positive identification has not been made at this time. The property owner’s family has been notified. The family said the owner should have been the only person inside the residence. It may be several days before confirmation of the identity of the deceased can be made. There was also a deceased dog found inside the home.
Responding agencies include the Michigan State Police (MSP) Gaylord Post, Antrim County Sheriff’s Office, Mancelona Fire Department, Star Township Fire Department, East Jordan Fire Department, and the Bellaire District Fire Department. An investigation to determine the cause of the fire is being handled by the MSP Seventh District Fire Investigator. The Medical Examiner was called to the scene as well.