WASHBURN COUNTY -- Authorities have released the name of the person found deceased, after a house fire in Evergreen Township on Monday morning, has been released, according to a Washburn County Sheriff's Office News Release.

(News Release) -- On February 24th at 4:55 a.m., a call came into the Washburn County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center regarding a structure fire on Keller Road in the Township of Evergreen. The Spooner Fire Department, Shell Lake Fire Department, and Washburn County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched. The fire was extinguished, and the home is a total loss.

The lone resident of the house was Samuel E Miller age 84. Mr. Miller was located deceased inside of the residence. Mr. Miller was sent for an autopsy. Mr. Miller was heating his home with portable heaters.

- Per Sheriff Stuart


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One Dead After House Fire In Washburn County

DrydenWire.com l Tuesday, February 25, 2020

WASHBURN COUNTY - One person was found deceased after Washburn County Emergency Personnel responded to a residential structure fire in Evergreen Township early Monday morning.

Washburn County Dispatch received a call shortly after 5a regarding a home at W7814 Keller Road being full of smoke.

The Spooner Fire Department and Shell Lake Fire Department responded to the scene to find a fully engulfed structure.

At approximately 9a, Spooner Fire advised they were clearing the scene with the Sheriff’s Office remaining at the location. Due to the severity of the damage caused by the fire, the residential structure had collapsed.

A State Fire Marshal was contacted to assist in the investigation, according to Spooner Fire Chief Darren Vik. “A vehicle was parked outside of the residence, indicating that someone may have been home,” Vik said.

Heavy equipment was then brought in and utilized in processing the scene.

Shortly after 4:30p, authorities requested the Coroner be contacted after discovering the body of a deceased adult male inside the collapsed structure.

The victim is identified in Washburn County Call Log, however, DrydenWire.com has not been able to confirm if the family has been notified so will not be including that information at this time.

The situation remains under investigation.


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