Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Woman dies in Eau Claire house fire

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Ellsworth, 54011
Pierce County Herald
715-273-4335 customer support
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

EAU CLAIRE - Authorities in Eau Claire are trying to determine how a woman died in a house fire - and how the fire started. They hope an autopsy that's expected today will provide some clues.

Advertisement
Advertisement

A neighbor called 911 yesterday afternoon after seeing smoke emerging from windows. The victim was alone, and police said she died at the scene. Her name was not immediately released. For now, police are considering the house as a crime scene, and they've been combing for evidence and interviewing people.

Late yesterday, police asked people to call them if they saw anything suspicious near the home late yesterday morning or early afternoon.

Advertisement
news@piercecountyherald.com
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness