The initial call of a fire at the corner of Cooley and Pontaluna roads, just north of I-96, came in about 12:50 a.m.
When firefighters arrived, they said the home was fully engulfed in flames, and because of that, they could only fight the fire from the outside.
Ronald Prell, 76, died in the fire.
Prell’s brother, Gordon Prell, is asking that authorities do a thorough investigation for fear his brother may have been hurt and the fire started intentionally.
Michigan State Police have been called in to investigate.