MARSFIELD (WAOW)-- A person falls victim to this morning's apartment fire. Crews responded just after midnight to the fire on the corner of County Highway Y and T.
Investigators have not identified the victim. Police said damage to the building was considered a total loss. The occupant of one of the units was able to get out safely.
According to investigators the apartment was an old two story home. With two units inside.
Investigators said much of the building was made with metal which made it difficult to control the fire.
Wood County Official Wayne Schulz said, "It's got a steel roof on it, as well as tin siding on it, so we've had a lot of problems with continued flare-ups
The investigation is on going at this time. Police are still unclear on how the fire started.
Police confirm a missing Rib Mountain man has died. According to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, 55-year-old Ian Turner died of natural causes.
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