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UPDATE:1 dead in downtown Oconomowoc fire

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OCONOMOWOC (AP) -

Authorities on Monday planned to investigate a fatal fire in downtown Oconomowoc.

Officials say one person died in the fire Sunday afternoon in a building that houses a real estate company and two apartments on the second floor. Public Safety Director David Beguhn earlier said two people were missing and presumed dead, but the number of fatalities was later revised to one. Beguhn says a woman in her 30s, a tenant of one of the apartments, was killed.

Beguhn says two Oconomowoc firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and were treated at a hospital. Two other firefighters -- from Dousman and Ashippun -- were treated at a hospital for heat exhaustion.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/OVuNLL ) says more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene.

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Two people are presumed dead and eight firefighters injured after a blaze in downtown Oconomowoc.

The fire happened Sunday afternoon at an apartment on Main Street.

Oconomowoc police Chief Dave Beguhn tells WTMJ-TV that firefighters got some people, out, but not everyone. Beguhn says "as far as we know we have two deceased." The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports those two individuals are missing and presumed dead. Their identities have not been released.

Sandra Peterson is a spokeswoman for Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. She says eight firefighters went to the emergency room with injuries ranging from burns to heat exhaustion.

She says one firefighter was transferred to another hospital for smoke inhalation treatment in a hyperbaric chamber. The others were expected to be released Sunday.

Another fire victim was in fair condition.

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One person is dead and eight firefighters injured after a blaze in downtown Oconomowoc.

The fire happened Sunday afternoon at an apartment on Main Street.

Authorities say one person was killed.

Sandra Peterson is a spokeswoman for Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. She says eight firefighters went to the emergency room with injuries ranging from burns to heat exhaustion.

She says one firefighter was transferred to another hospital for smoke inhalation treatment in a hyperbaric chamber. The others were expected to be released Sunday.

Another fire victim was in fair condition.

 

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