Deadly overnight fire on Detroit's northwest side claims the life of a 31-year-old man

DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - On a typical day there could be anywhere from 15 to 30 fires in Detroit. The homes are often vacant and most of the time, there is no one inside. Sadly this is not one of those cases.

Sometime around 1 a.m. Monday morning, a fire claimed the life of 31-year-old Brandon Norwood who was alone in the home he shared with his mother, who spoke to 7 Action News about her son.

"He was my best friend. He was wise beyond his years. He was my first born. I loved him with all my heart."

That love is apparent as Ms. Hall speaks about Brandon and the fire that took his life.

The call came in at 19 minutes after 1 a.m., and by the time crews arrived it was too late.

Firefighters discovered Brandon's body near his bedroom. Hours later, investigators were busy sifting through what's left of the home; looking for any evidence that will tell them how this fire started, while Felicia Hall looks for the strength to bury her first born while searching for a place to live.

At this point, she's unsure she has the strength to do either.

In the meantime, Brandon's family plans to set up an account at Bank of America. If you'd like to help, donations are being collected under the name Brandon Norwood.

Stay with 7 Action News for updates on this developing story.

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