UPDATE: Victim in Rural Tomahawk Fire ID'ed


UPDATE: Fri 2:57 PM, April 18, 2014

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department has released the name of a 70-year-old man killed in a fire Thursday afternoon east of Tomahawk.

The department said Kenneth Pietila died at the scene.

The fire was called in by a snowplow driver around early Thursday afternoon. Crews remained on-scene for several hours.

The cause remains under investigation.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Thurs 5:38 PM, April 17, 2014

The Lincoln County Coroner and State Fire Marshall were called to the scene of a structure fire on Pine Shore Lane, northeast of Tomahawk.

According to a press release from the Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Dept. crews arrived at the scene around 1:30 p.m.

The fire's cause is unknown at this time.

More information is expected to be released Friday.


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