Ishpeming Twp. fire being investigated as possibly arson

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ISHPEMING TWP.– The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the report of a fully engulfed structure fire at #99 Sunny Side Estates in Ishpeming Twp. around 7:30 last night.

The Sheriff’s Office had been at the same location earlier in the afternoon for a verbal domestic situation between a boyfriend and girlfriend. The parties were separated by law enforcement. The man left the home for the day, while the woman remained at the residence. 

Subsequent investigation revealed the woman made suicidal type comments in the early evening hours and about 30-45 minutes before the fire began. 

The woman was found unconscious in the garage. Alcohol and drug use is suspected.

The woman was taken to UPHS- Marquette for the treatment of smoke inhalation as well as probable drug and alcohol consumption.

The incident is being investigated as a possible arson. The incident remains under investigation. 

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