UPDATE: Victim in Waupaca Co. Fire ID'ed

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Tues 4:02 PM, Mar 25, 2014

The Waupaca County Sheriff's Office has identified a man killed early Tuesday morning in a Fremont area fire.

Firefighters were called to N688 Bellin Road at 3:30 a.m. The victim is identified as 82-year-old Wayne W. Tesch. Tesch's dog was also killed in the fire.

Investigators say Tesch died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The victim's 77-year-old wife was treated for smoke inhalation at a nearby hospital.

There was no immediate word as to how the fire started, however the sheriff's office said in a news release the fire appears to be accidental and is not considered suspicious.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Tues 11:50 AM, Mar 25, 2014

One person has died following an early morning fire in Caledonia, southeast of Weyauwega.

The fire happened around 3:30 a.m. At a home on Bellin Road near Highway 96.

A woman on the scene told WLUK-TV her father died in the fire. A dog was also killed, the woman said

A portion of the road was closed for about six hours, but has since reopened.

The cause has not yet been determined.

The Waupaca County Sheriff's Department has not yet confirmed the fatality.


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