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UPDATE: 1 person killed in Beaver Dam fire


BEAVER DAM (WKOW) -- Fire officials say one person was killed in a Beaver Dam apartment fire early Saturday morning, The fire also displaced all residents in the building. 

Officials say flames broke out at the Executive Apartments in the 600 block of W. Third Street around 6:00 a.m. 

In a press release Sunday, Captain Paul Hartl with the Beaver Dam Fire Department said one person died in the fire and one of the five residents taken to the hospital is still in critical condition with life threatening injuries. 

The names of the people injured and the person who died are not being released at this time. 

The investigation into what sparked the fire is still ongoing.  Federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents and state officials from the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation are among the agencies looking into the incident. 

Beaver Dam, WI (WKOW) --  The fire in Beaver Dam is contained, but has not been fully extinguished as of 1:30 p.m. 

The fire broke out around 6:00 a.m. at the Executive Apartments in the 600 block of W. Third in Beaver Dam.

The Dodge County Emergency Management office says during the fire, the roof collapsed. Five people were injured in the fire and taken to a local hospital. A firefighter was also injured. 

Officials say everyone who lives in the 17-unit building has been displaced at this time.

St. Vincent De Paul has set up an emergency response fund at the American Bank. You can make donations at its three Beaver Dam locations. Make the check out to St. Vincent De Paul Emergency Response Fund. Non-monetary donations are being taken at the St. Vincent De Paul store in Beaver Dam.


BEAVER DAM (WKOW) -- Fire officials in Beaver Dam are at a large fire at the Executive Apartment Building at 600 W Third St. Saturday morning.

According to a news release, the fire started around 6:00 a.m.  Dispatchers say fire and smoke were reported in the halls.  

Officials say five people have been rescued and taken to the hospital.  There were 17 units in the building.  Anyone displaced is being bussed to the Family Assistance Center at the Watermark and being helped by the Red Cross.  

Twelve departments in the Dodge County area are said to be helping Beaver Dam officials at the scene.  As of 9:30 a.m. the fire was not under control yet.  

People living in nearby buildings were also evacuated because of heavy smoke in the area.  

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