Man, 3 kids die in house fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Authorities say a house fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has killed a man and three young children
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A house fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has killed a man and three young children, authorities said Wednesday.
The bodies of a 31-year-old adult and three children believed to range in age from 1 to 4 years old were recovered from the fire Tuesday morning in Sault Ste. Marie, the city's police and fire chiefs said in a news release posted on Facebook.
A man in his 30s was found dead at the scene of the fire, Police Chief Wesley Bierling said.
The police and fire departments were called to the scene shortly after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The names and exact ages of the victims were being withheld pending confirmation of identity and notification of next of kin, the police and fire departments said.
The cause and origin of the fire were under investigation, they said.
Sault Ste. Marie, population 13,400, is at the northeastern tip of the Upper Peninsula, about 350 miles (563 kilometers) north of Detroit.