05NTN – Jace Baker dies in fatal Muskegon garage fire

Fatal Muskegon garage fire death of Jace Baker – Obituary

A tragic incident unfolded over the weekend when a fire engulfed an attached garage in Muskegon’s Lakeside neighborhood, claiming the life of 28-year-old Jace Baker, as reported by Muskegon Fire authorities.

The harrowing event transpired around 11 p.m. on Saturday in the 2100 block of Bourdon. Responding to the distress call, first responders discovered Baker, who had sustained severe injuries. Despite managing to exit the garage before the arrival of firefighters, Baker suffered burns covering a staggering 95% of his body. He was swiftly transported to a Muskegon hospital, from where he was subsequently airlifted to Grand Rapids, tragically succumbing to his injuries.

An investigation into the incident confirmed that the fire had originated within the garage, where Baker had been diligently working on his motorcycle. Authorities, however, have not yet pinpointed the exact cause of the blaze.

Baker, a dedicated United States Army veteran, was a passionate enthusiast of motorcycle riding and an accomplished guitar player, as revealed in his obituary. Notably, he was a devoted father, with the anticipation of a second child on the way, further underscoring the heartbreaking loss.