UPDATE: Deputies identify victims of deadly Lakewood house fire

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FRIDAY 7/16/2021 5:59 p.m.

OCONTO, Wis. (WFRV) – The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims of the deadly Lakewood house fire that took place on July 8.

According to deputies, the 78-year-old man from Lakewood, who was pronounced dead at the scene, has been identified as David VanGheem.

Authorities say the 74-year-old woman burn victim, who was found alive outside of the home during the incident, has reportedly died as a result of her injuries. The woman was identified as Sandra VanGheem.

Original Story: Lakewood man dies after house fire, burn victim found alive

THURSDAY 7/8/2021 2:26 p.m.

OCONTO, Wis. (WFRV) – One man is dead and a woman received burns following a house fire in Oconto County on Thursday morning.

According to the Oconto Sheriff’s Office, at around 6:33 a.m., deputies responded to a residential fire in the 15000 block of Big Bear Lane, located in the Town of Lakewood.

Officials report deputies and multiple fire crews responded to the incident and saw the house was engulfed in flames. Authorities report that during the incident they found one 74-year-old woman burn victim outside the home and one 78-year-old man who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say that an ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office and the Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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