SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (WJMN) — Four people died in a house fire Tuesday morning, and authorities in Sault Ste. Marie are still working to understand how it happened.

Sault Ste. Marie Fire Chief Edwin Miller said crews were called to a home in the 3600 block of Shallows Beach Avenue at approximately 7:37 a.m. Tuesday. There, crews found the home fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly and began searching the building. Inside, they found four victims, an adult approximately 31 years old, and three children believed to be between the ages of 1–4 years old.

The victims’ names will be released at a later time, once identities are confirmed and family is notified.

At this time, the cause and origin of the fire are unknown, and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Chippewa County Central Dispatch at 906-495-3312.

Assisting the Sault Ste. Marie Fire and Police Departments are the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office & Victims Services Unit, Michigan State Police & Fire Investigation Unit, and
Chippewa County Central Dispatch.