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Bomb Squad on scene of fatal fire

LA CROSSE (WXOW) - Streets around the scene of a fatal fire in La Crosse are being blocked off as a number of emergency personnel and equipment converge on the area. 

The Dane County Bomb Squad is near the building at 1032 Redfield St. where one person died earlier today in a fire in a basement apartment. Other military personnel are at that location as well according to our news crew on the scene.

So far, no one is commenting on what was found at the location, nor if there will be any evacuation of the area.  A several block area is cordoned off currently.

The victim of the fire was tentatively identified as James Oestrech, 34. 

We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.  

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