December 5, 2019
NEWS RELEASE - FATAL FIRE
The Midland County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Jerome Township Fire Department in investigating a fatal fire that took the life of a 58 year old Sanford man. The fire was reported at 8:05 pm on December 4th. The fire occurred at 2022 North Crescent Street, Village of Sanford, which is located in Jerome Township.
2022 Crescent is a small single story apartment complex that consists of two buildings. The building that was damaged contained apartments 5, 6, 7 and 8.
The fire occurred in apartment 6. Jerome Township Fire were originally dispatched to the apartment fire. They later located Steven Tripp, age 58, deceased in his bedroom. Jerome Township Fire then requested assistance from the Midland County Sheriff’s Office.
Apartment 6 had fire and smoke damage that appeared to have originated in the living room area. Apartments 7 and 8 had smoke damage. Financial loss amounts are unknown at this time.
The State Fire Marshal has been contacted to assist in determining the cause of the fire.
The incident remains under investigation.
Sheriff Scott Stephenson