Kalamazoo firefighters battled a blaze in the 400 block of Wallace Avenue, Sunday, February 3rd, and tried to rescue 31 year-old Zachariah John Hayes, but were hampered by hoarding issues. Heavy smoke and a collapsing roof confronted firefighters, when they first arrived, hoarding issues made a search difficult. As a result, Hayes died in the blaze and authorities have identified a person of interest, that could be connected to the fatal fire.

Melissa Sue Morgan, a white 32 year-old female, is being sought for questioning by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. She has been seen in several different locations throughout Kalamazoo and VanBuren Counties.

Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 488-8911 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

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