/// From the Antigo Daily Journal, Antigo, WI, 715-623-4191. Early morning Pickerel fire claims six lives, a mix of children and adults The Langlade County Sheriff's Office, working with several public safety partners, can confirm that there were fatalities with this structure fire. At this point, six bodies have been recovered from the remains of the structure. Theoffice will be working with fire service personnel including Pickerel Fire Department, Langlade County Fire Investigation Team, and Wisconsin Department of Justice Fire Investigation Team throughout this investigation. Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadick told an area television station that the deceased included four children and two adults, the youngest child was 10 months old.
PICKEREL, Wis. (AP) — State and local investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that killed six people, including four children, in a small northern Wisconsin town.

Authorities say the fire early Tuesday in a multifamily home in the unincorporated community of Pickerel killed a 34-year-old woman, a 32-year-old man, a 10-month-old girl, a 1½-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy. Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadlick says two other people escaped.

Fire officials say the blaze is believed to have started on the lower level and spread upward. Town of Langlade Assistant Fire Chief Don Wineland says the home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 6:30 a.m. and they weren’t able to enter the house.

 

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