One dead after overnight fire in Hartland Township

Posted at 12:27 PM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 12:28:01-05

One person is dead after an overnight fire in Hartland Township.

A transgender woman who had just moved to the area from North Carolina was living in a converted garage next to another home. 

Officials say the fire started around 3:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed and there were three spots of flames shooting out of the house.

It took two hours to get the fire under control, police say.

Fire officials and Michigan State Police are trying to figure out what may have caused the fire.