Man Killed in Manistee County House Fire Identified

We can now tell you the name of the person killed in a house fire in Manistee County earlier this week.

Crews responded to the fire a little before 2 a.m. at a home on Pine View Drive in Thompsonville Tuesday.

When they arrived, they say the house was fully engulfed.

The homeowner was not there at the time, but deputies say after the fire was put out fire crews found a body inside.

The victim was identified as Brian Brantley of Brethren.

Investigators say autopsy results showed no signs of blunt trauma or injuries, though they’re still waiting on toxicology results to confirm the cause of death.

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