Drummond Island house fire leaves 2 dead

CHIPPEWA COUNTY — A father and his son died in a fire on Drummond Island Sunday night.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office was called to a fully engulfed house fire on Johnswood Road on Drummond Island at 9:50 p.m. Sunday.

911 calls indicated that two individuals were still inside the house at the time of the fire.

Authorities say 30–year–old Kyle Ray Messenger and his 5–year–old son died in the fire.

The fire remains under investigation while deputies and detectives continue to process the scene with Michigan State Police Fire Marshal Division.

Authorities contacted the affected schools and made arrangements to provide grief counselors and support staff to students and faculty.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Michigan State Police, Drummond Island Fire Department/EMS and Chippewa County Central Dispatch.