Multi-Family Dwelling Fire
This morning, June 25, 2019, at 06:23, the Langlade County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a fully involved fire of a multi family dwelling on CTH DD in the Township of Ainsworth better known as Pickerel Wisconsin.
At the time of this press release, 11:30 a.m., the scene remains active and ongoing.
The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by Pickerel Fire Department, Town of Langlade Fire Department, Wolf River
**UPDATE: June 25, 2019, 15:30**
The Langlade County Sheriff‘s Office, working with several public safety partners, can confirm that there were fatalities with this structure fire. At this point, six bodies have been recovered from the remains of the structure. Our office will be working with fire service personnel including Pickerel Fire Department, Langlade County Fire Investigation Team, and Wisconsin Department of Justice Fire Investigation Team throughout this investigation. No further information is available at this time. Future press releases will be provided when information becomes available.
** UPDATE: June 26 2019 1:30 p.m.**
The Langlade County Sheriff’s Office along with Langlade County Coroner’s office are working to identify the victims of the tragic structure fire from June 25th. There is an autopsy in Madison today for one of the victims. The process of DNA collection, comparison, examination and identification is underway. This process can take days, a week or even weeks to complete. The Sheriff‘s Office can confirm the identity of one of the youngest victims of the fire as being Zoe M. Munoz Soto 07–30–18. The suspected victims include a 34 year old female, a 32 year old male, a 7 year old boy, a 3 year old boy, and a 1 year old girl.
At this time, there is nothing suspicious with the structure fire. The cause is undetermined at this time; the investigation is active and ongoing.
As we make positive identifications and other details become available we will make them available.