Man dies in Wisconsin Rapids apartment fire

  • Source: Wausau Daily Herald
  • Published: 12/27/2016 12:00 AM

A man was found dead Monday evening in a Wisconsin Rapids apartment building following a fire. Tenants at the building at 520 Eighth Ave. called the Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department around 3 p.m. reporting they smelled smoke in the complex. When the fire department arrived, they weren't sure where the smell was coming from. When the source of the smell was located, they forced entry into the apartment and found the resident dead, said Deputy Fire Chief Scott Young. Young said it was likely that the fire occurred overnight, and put itself out due to lack of oxygen.


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