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No foul play suspected in Knob Hill apartment fire

January 31, 2023
<p>Firefighters from Meridian Township and multiple other departments put out a fire at the Knob Hill Apartments on Dec. 21, 2022. Meridian Township Fire Chief Michael Hamel said the fire started as a couch fire and there are no known injuries.</p>

Firefighters from Meridian Township and multiple other departments put out a fire at the Knob Hill Apartments on Dec. 21, 2022. Meridian Township Fire Chief Michael Hamel said the fire started as a couch fire and there are no known injuries.

The Meridian Township Fire Department concluded the investigation into the two fires at Knob Hill Apartments located in Okemos, which initially began on Dec. 21.

The department concluded the cause of the fire is undetermined. Meridian Township Fire Marshal Tavis Millerov said there was no sign of suspicious activity.

Both buildings, Knob Hill Apartments were determined to be a total loss and was torn down.

The origin of the fire was on a couch in a garden level apartment.

During recovery efforts, one person was found deceased, who was later identified to be Raymond Naseef, 52, of Okemos.

Two Okemos teachers who lived in the second building that caught fire, alerted many residents of the fire.

If you have information regarding this incident, please contact Meridian Township Fire Department at 517-853-4700 or Meridian Township Police Department at 517-853-4800. 

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