UPDATE: Three who died in northern Wisconsin house fire are identified

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THURSDAY 7/8/2021 7:53 a.m.

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — The three people who died in a house fire in northern Wisconsin have been identified as a mother and her two teenage daughters.

Police say 36-year-old Jordan Chowning, 14-year-old Alyssa Chowning and 17-year-old Michelle Hathaway died Monday when fire swept through their home in Ashland.

One adult and two other children escaped the fire and a third adult who was away at the time returned to find the house ablaze.

Ashland Fire Chief Stuart Matthias says the bodies were found on the second floor of the home.

Matthias says investigators are still working to find the cause of the fire.

ORIGINAL: House fire kills 3 in northern Wisconsin, Fire Marshal investigating

TUESDAY 7/6/2021 6:13 a.m.

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say three people were killed in a house fire in the northern Wisconsin town of Ashland.

The Ashland Police Department says firefighters and police responded shortly after 9:30 a.m. Monday, when they discovered that three people had escaped the burning house. Three bodies were later found inside.

One of the three people who got out of the house was taken to a hospital to be treated for burns.

No further information was immediately available.

.The Ashland Fire Department, Ashland Police Department and Wisconsin Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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