One dead in Marshfield fire
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – One person is dead following a structure fire at 3401 Frey Court in the city of Marshfield.
Shortly after 3 p.m. on Jan. 24, the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched for smoke coming from a trailer.
“At the time, it was unknown if the occupant was out of the structure,” Marshfield Fire and Rescue Interim Fire Chief Peter J. Fletty said in a release.
“At the time of dispatch, Car 7 was out on assignment and responded to the scene. Engine 3, Engine 1, and Ambulance 95 responded from the fire station. Car 7 was first to arrive on scene and reported to command that thick, black smoke was coming from the structure.
“An immediate attempt was made to check for occupants, but 405 had to back out due to the smoke conditions. Engine 3, Engine 1, and Ambulance 95 arrived on scene and an offensive attack was made. Within two minutes of entry, the fire was knocked down and the entry crew requested ventilation operations to clear the smoke from the structure.
“As smoke conditions improved inside the residence, the initial attack crew found a victim laying on the floor. The attack crew checked on the victim and found him to be deceased. The attack crew checked for fire extension, ensured the fire was extinguished, and began securing the scene.”
Fire investigators from Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department and Marshfield Police Department responded to the scene to begin an investigation.
The fire is currently still under investigation and origin and cause of the fire is not known at this time.
There was heat and smoke damage to the entire structure. Preliminary estimate on damage is $15,000 to the structure and $10,000 to contents.
The victim’s name is being withheld until more information can be obtained and family is notified.