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Woman found dead inside Dunn County home that burned

Forum News Service

SAND CREEK, Wis. — The body of a 69-year-old woman was found just in­side the door of her Dunn County home that burned Mon­day, Nov. 6.

Sand Creek Fire Chief Joel Smith said the home was engulfed in flames and the roof burned off when fire­fight­ers ar­rived at the home.

Dunn County Emer­gency Com­mu­ni­ca­tions re­ceived a call from a neighbor about the house fire at 8:20 p.m.

The body of the woman, who lived alone at the res­i­dence, was taken for an au­topsy Tues­day for a pos­i­tive iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.

The fire ap­pears to have started in the north­east cor­ner of the home, where a stove or fire­place may have been the ori­gin of the blaze, Smith said.

The cause of the fire is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Dunn County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment and the State Fire Mar­shal’s of­fice.