Elderly man found dead after Bay County house fire

This fire in Monitor Township left one man dead.

A fire official says firefighters have found the body of an elderly man in a house that caught fire in Bay County.

The fire was reported about 8:45 a.m. Sunday in Monitor Township, west of Bay City.

Fire Chief John Kramer says that the fire broke out in a bedroom and there was smoke damage throughout the house. He didn't immediately release the man's name and age.

Firefighters from the Bay City, Bangor Township and Auburn-Williams fire departments have assisted in putting out the fire.