OMRO, Wis. (WFRV) – The Omro Police Department has identified the two people who were found dead after a Christmas morning fire in the 200 Block of McKinley Avenue.

Law enforcement has identified the two people as 4-year-old Leland Leaman and 41-year-old Alex Leaman, both residents of Omro.

The investigation remains very active and ongoing.

Officials say the incident was not a random act, and they do not believe the general public is in danger.

Original Story: Authorities confirm double fatality in Omro fire on Christmas

SATURDAY 12/26/2020

OMRO, Wis. (WFRV) – According to Omro Police Chief, Joe Schuster, two people have been confirmed dead stemming from a Christmas morning fire in the 200 Block of McKinley Avenue.

Schuster told Local Five, a patrol officer noticed the fire at about 4:30 a.m., on Christmas morning. The patrol officer attempted to contact the occupants but was held back by heavy flames.

The Omro Rushford Volunteer Fire Department along with the Algoma Fire Department eventually contained the blaze.

The scene will remain secured by the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations. Schuster also confirmed the family dog was lost in the fire.

Omro police say the incident “appears suspicious in nature” and report the investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Local 5 will update this story as details become available.

Original Story: Omro Police Department ask civilians to avoid area as crews battle fire

FRIDAY 12/25/2020

OMRO, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Justice State Fire Marshall has been called in for an investigation regarding a fire in Omro.

According to the Omro Police Department, Omro Rushford Volunteer Fire Department and Omro Police Department are currently working an active scene on the 200 Block of Mckinley Ave.

They are asking to please avoid the area at this time.

The Wisconsin Department of justice State Fire Marshall has been called in for an investigation.

No further details at this time.

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