By Dave Fredrick - Sanilac Broadcasting
(HURON COUNTY) – A birthday celebration that police believe involved alcohol consumption throughout the day and a trailer home being heated by space heaters, are believed to be contributing factors to a fatal, three-alarm structure fire Thursday night in Huron County.
According to Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson, Port Austin Firemen were sent to a trailer house fire in the 1200 block of Pt. Austin Rd. in Hume Twp. around 7:30 p.m. after a passerby reported the fire.
While fighting the fire, firefighters discovered a deceased person on the floor near a door. A deputy on scene worked with firemen, family and friends and other officials to identify the victim.
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Sheriff Hanson said the victim was identified as 60-year old Terry Glowacki.
Hanson said investigation showed the victim may have had been celebrating her birthday in her home with alcohol throughout the course of the day, last speaking to a friend around 7 p.m., saying she smelled smoke.
Investigators say the likely source of the fire was a space heater. Sheriff Hanson said the investigation will continue and an autopsy has been ordered.
Assisting Port Austin fire department were firefighters from Kinde Area and Caseville, along with Central Huron EMS.
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