Press Release from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office: On Friday, October 5th, 2012, at 22:58, the St. Croix County Emergency Communications Center began receiving calls of a structure fire at 2107 CTH I, in Somerset Township. Upon arrival by emergency services, they were advised that one person had escaped the fire, and reports were that one person was still in the residence. The person that had escaped the fire was transported by Lakeview EMS to Regions with injuries resulting from the fire. At the time of this press release, the person's condition is unknown.
After the fire had been extinguished, the human remains of one individual had been located in the residence. The St. Croix County Sheriff's Office is being assisted by the WI State Fire Marshall during this ongoing investigation.
The Somerset and St. Joseph Fire Departments were assisted by the Osceola, New Richmond, and Hudson Fire Departments.
The names of those involved are not being released at this time, pending family notification.