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One dead, another injured after cottage fire

One person is dead and another remains in critical but stable condition after a cottage fire on Lake of the Woods Monday.
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One person is dead and another remains in critical but stable condition after a cottage fire on Lake of the Woods Monday.

Officials with the Kenora detachment of the OPP say a cottage on Ward Island on Lake of the Woods was completely destroyed by a fire.

A joint investigation is now underway involving the OPP Northwest Region crime unit, the Ontario Fire Marshall and the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario.

Police are not releasing the names of the victims at this time.

But police did confirm that both victims were U.S. citizens.