Massive House Fire Traps, Kills Man in Kalkaska County

A massive afternoon fire trapped and killed a man inside his home.

Police say they found Dan Harmon's body in his bedroom.

We're told he was disabled — and could not escape.

Fire crews responded to the call at the home in Kalkaska Township just before noon today.

The Kalkaska Fire Chief says family and neighbors tried going back into the house to save Dan before firefighters arrived.

By the time crews were on the scene, thick clouds of smoke made it too difficult to navigate.

They say there wasn't much they could do to save Dan.

Meanwhile, neighbors try to sympathize with Dan's family.

The fire chief believes the fire was started in the kitchen — but the cause is still under investigation.

9&10's Evan Dean and Photojournalist Tony Zyber were on the scene and have the story.