Nov. 14, 2017 – Dodge Co., WI – A fatal fire Saturday in neighboring Dodge County is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Authorities say the fire on Zion Road in the Town of Theresa was paged out at 6:29 a.m. There were initial reports of a 78-year-old female trapped in the house.
Departments responding included engines from Iron Ridge, Kohlsville, Mayville, Lomira, two tenders were requested from Allenton, Iron Ridge, and Knowles and one of Iron Ridges tenders set up a fill site on Freedom Road.
There was a squad from Lomira and an ambulance from Mayville.
Chiefs requested from Iron Ridge and Allenton.
Mayville chief also arrived. Kekoskee engine covered change of quarters. Horicon tender took a pass so Woodland tender covered change of quarters.
Upon arrival command noted heavy smoke and flames on the corner of the house. Authorities said the whole house was soon fully engulfed and the response became a defensive attack.
Authorities did recover the body of one person from the home. That person’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating along with the Theresa Fire Department and Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.