Timothy Rice Obituary, Death – The name of a guy who died tragically in a house fire in Columbia Township early on Tuesday morning has been made public by the local authorities. The incident occurred on that day. He had reached the age of 48. Timothy Rice was reportedly died on November 15 after a big fire at his home caused it to collapse, which caused him to be trapped inside of it. This information comes from the Columbia Township Police Department. The investigation into what caused the fire is still going on, as stated by Jay Niles, who is the Chief of Police in Columbia Township. Niles asserts that the preliminary findings of the autopsy indicate that Rice died as a result of inhaling smoke, and that these findings support the hypothesis.
A structure fire was reported on November 15 at approximately 5:44 in the morning in the 5200 block of White Road in Columbia Township, which is situated in the southeast portion of Jackson County. Police and fire crews were dispatched to the scene of the fire. When firemen and law enforcement authorities got at the scene, they found heavy flames emanating from the rural residence, as was mentioned in the past by the Chief of the Columbia Township Fire Department, Scott Cota. According to Cota, the fire was to blame for the collapse of the roof of the apartment as well as the descent of the first floor into the basement.
The body of Rice was discovered by the firefighters who had gone to the scene of the accident after they had spent a number of hours searching through the ruins of the building. The crews that were working in Columbia Township received assistance from the fire departments of Grass Lake, Cambridge, Napoleon, Somerset, Liberty, Hanover, Addison, and Summit townships, as well as from the Michigan State Police, Jackson Community Ambulance, and J-Dart, according to the officials. According to Cota, the fire was suppressed by the nine departments for nearly nine hours before the scene was cleared at roughly 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday.