Autopsy results show man died in Rapids house fire

Published: Oct. 25, 2020 at 9:41 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2020 at 9:49 AM CDT
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WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department says an autopsy showed there was no trauma to the body of the man that died in a fire Sunday night in Wisconsin Rapids. According to a news release, the fire most likely caused the man’s death. His name has not yet been released.

The fire was reported around 8:35 p.m. Sunday night on the 400-block. Wisconsin Rapids Batallion Chief Mike Lisitza said flames were coming from the second story when they arrived. Other people were in the home, but not injured.

Biron, Port Edwards, and Grand Rapids Fire along with the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department assisted. The cause is still under investigation and no other details have been released. The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation is assisting the department.

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