Tuesday night firefighters were called to a building in the 100 block of East Third Street in Imlay City. Upon arrival crews found one man unconscious, Refugio Ruiz later died in the hospital.

According to NBC25, the primary building destroyed is the Ruiz Taqueria but apartments above the restaurant were also damaged. Eight people have been forced to leave their home but are now staying at a hotel thanks to the Red Cross.

You can help the family of Refugio Ruiz with funeral costs at gofundme.com.

The cause of fire is unknown at the moment but we'll keep you update.


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