Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal house fire that happened in Saginaw shortly after 2:00 Monday morning. Saginaw Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire in the small house at 2420 Bancroft.  Firefighters located a 37-year-old man from Lansing deceased inside the home.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the homeowner was home with two grandchildren age 17 and 11, along with a great-grandchild, age 9 months, and 37 year-old nephew, when the fire broke out. The grandfather and the children were able to escape the residence, but the 37-year-old nephew died in the fire.

Fire investigators continue to examine the burned residence for clues to determine a cause for the fire. An autopsy has been requested to identify a cause of death.