One Person Dies in Benzie County House Fire

Deputies say a Lake Ann woman died after escaping a fire at her home on Cottonwood Court.

The fire sparked Wednesday afternoon.

Linda McAplin suffered a deadly heart attack right after escaping her burning home.

It took firefighters 5 hours to put out the flames.

The intense heat melted the siding on a neighbors house 200 feet away.

It’s not known what started the fire.

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