One dead in Chippewa County home explosion

SAULT STE. MARIE – A woman died in a home explosion Monday on Drummond Island in Chippewa County.

The incident occurred at about 8:55 a.m. at 34122 South Sturgeon Bay Road.

Troopers from the Sault Ste. Marie post of the Michigan State Police said that they received reports of a loud explosion which was also felt in areas of the island. Shortly after the sound was reported, smoke was observed to be coming from the Sturgeon Bay Road area.

Emergency responders found that the home had been destroyed in the explosion and was on fire.

Troopers said that a search of the home revealed a deceased female among the debris. The investigation into the cause of the explosion is ongoing, they added.

Assisting at the scene were the Drummond Island Fire Department and a Michigan State Police fire marshal.