The Dexter fire department says that some friends of Jeff Richards were in his house when the fire started. But they were all able to get out unharmed.
Police had to shut down the Ripley Road for a few hours until all of the flames were extinguished.
This is the first time in awhile that crews in Dexter have had to respond to a call like this. They say that it has been a quiet fire season in Dexter.
Officials tell us that the Richards’ home is a total loss.