70-year-old woman dies in Royal Oak house fire

Posted at 9:48 AM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-11 18:32:53-05

Royal Oak city officials say a 70-year-old woman died in a house fire early Saturday morning.

According to the city hall Facebook page, the house in the 300 block of Minerva went up in flames early Saturday morning. That's between 4th St. and 11 Mile, east of I-75.

We're told a neighbor on 4th St. called 911 to report the fire when she smelled smoke.

Crews arrived and battled the flames, but say the woman did die in the fire.

Right now, it's not clear how the fire started and the cause is under investigation.