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One dead, one injured in Iosco County structure fire

(Photo Courtesy/Michigan State Police West Branch Post) The structure fire took place in the 4800 block of Kokosing Rd. in Plainfield Township.

Plainfield Township, Mich. — One man is dead, and a woman is undergoing medical treatment after a structure fire early Friday morning.

Michigan State Police troopers from the West Branch Post arrived on the scene just after 1:00 a.m. They responded to a structure fire in the 4800 block of Kokosing Rd.

The 911 caller was identified as a 26–year–old woman. She was able to escape the burning house by breaking a window and climbing out. Her 34–year–old boyfriend, who was identified as Kip Hodges of Hale, was not able to escape. He was pronounced dead on the scene by the Plainfield Township Fire Department.

Investigators still have to perform an autopsy on Hodges. The fire remains under investigation at this time. Troopers were assisted by Plainfield Township Fire Department, Iosco County EMS, Iosco County Central Dispatch, and the MSP Fire Investigation Unit.