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LA CROSSE (WXOW) - One person is dead following a fire late Sunday night in La Crosse. He is identified as 34 year old James Oestrech.
The La Crosse Fire Department was called to 1032 Redfield St. shortly before midnight. They found a fire in the basement of the apartment building and an individual possibly inside. Rescue crews found the person and were able to get the person out.
There is no word on a cause of death at this point.
The apartment, according to a LCFD release, received minor fire and smoke damage.
The incident is under investigation by the fire department and La Crosse Police.