PICKEREL, Wisconsin – Six people have been killed, including four young children, following a devastating fire at a multi-family home in Wisconsin Tuesday. Two others were able to escape.
Local media reports the children range from 10 months and 7 years.
Officials responded to the home on County Highway DD in the Township of Ainsworth around 6:20 this morning and battled the blaze for over four hours.
Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadick told WJFW in his ‘over 40 years in law enforcement, this is the worst scene he has responded to in terms of number of deaths.’
The cause of the fire is still under investigation but foul play is not suspected, the Sheriff said. Investigators are looking at a possible electrical issue.
The identities of the victims were not immediately released.