/// 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) — Authorities used DNA samples to confirm the identities of six people who died in a June house fire in the small northern Wisconsin town of Pickerel.

The victims include four children.

The Langlade County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that the state’s crime lab compared DNA samples from the victims with samples from their family members. The victims have been identified as 37-year-old Amanda Bocek, 32-year-old Raymond Michiel, 7-year-old Nathan Bolding, 3-year-old Johnny Bocek, 1-year-old Jazmin Michiel, and 11-month-old Zoe Monoz Soto.

The fire’s cause has not been released, but authorities don’t suspect foul play. Fire officials said at the time that they believed the fire started on the lower level of a multifamily home and spread upward.

The unincorporated community of Pickerel is about 200 miles (321 kilometers) northwest of Milwaukee.

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