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Friday, April 6, 2018

One dead inside home damaged by fire in Prescott (Update)

Prescott Fire and Police Departments responded to a house fire at 342 Young St. near Albert and Pearl streets Friday afternoon, April 6.

The fire was reported at 12:53 p.m. and firefighters made their way inside the structure at 1:19 p.m.
Inside they found the body of Gordon Herbert Weyh, 76. Preliminary autopsy results released Saturday afternoon, March 7 show carbon monoxide poisoning due to smoke inhalation. Further testing is still being done and foul play has been ruled out.

The south and east sides of the structure were fully engulfed in by flames fueled by high wind gusts.  PFD personnel and police were on scene well past 4 p.m.

One Prescott PD officer was treated for smoke inhalation and a minor laceration. Besides Prescott Fire and Police, River Falls Ambulance, River Falls Fire, Pierce County Sheriff's and the Wisconsin State Patrol were also on scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Prescott Fire Fighters walk in back of a home on Young St. in Prescott damaged by fire.

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