Man Killed in Michigan House Fire

A 25-year-old man died after an early-morning house fire in Pontiac Sunday, police said.


PONTIAC, Mich. --

A 25-year-old man died after an early-morning house fire in Pontiac Sunday, police said.

The fire started at about 5 a.m. on the 1200 block of Dufrain Avenue.

Investigators told Local 4 a woman and two of her children escaped from the home unharmed.

Carolin Singleton said her youngest son woke up from the smoke and helped her and her other child climb out of the back window.

My other son saved us. If it wasnt for him, we would all be gone, said Singleton. "He just started to scream. He got to the window and started banging on the window."

But the woman's 25-year-old son, Delvin Rockwell, was found when firefighters put out the flames.

"My baby was in the fire. He was asleep," said Singleton. "We couldn't see anything. It was too smoky."

Singleton tearfully explained the anguish of not being able to save her 25-year-old son, who was a father of three.

Singleton said Rockwell, a Marine who served two years in Iraq, was full of life and personality.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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