FRIDAY, 3/24/2023, 5:15 p.m.

NEWTON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office, along with a number of other agencies, is investigating a fire at a home within the Township of Newton.

According to a release, on Friday, March 24, around 5:00 a.m., emergency services were sent to the 9000 block of Newton Road for a report of an explosion at a residential structure.

Initial investigations reveal that two individuals and a dog were occupying the home at the time of the explosion. A 56-year-old man was transported to the hospital for injuries sustained during the incident. The dog was transported to an area veterinarian.

An 80-year-old woman was found dead inside the residence and is expected to have an autopsy within the coming days to determine a cause of death.

This is an ongoing investigation at this time, and no additional details were provided.

Temporary road closure in Manitowoc County as crews investigate house fire

FRIDAY, 3/24/2023, 11:42 a.m.

NEWTON, Wis. (WFRV) – First responders in Manitowoc County have announced a road closure in Newton as crews are investigating a house fire in the area.

According to the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office, the Newton Fire Department along with the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office and Manitowoc County Fire Investigation Team are currently investigating a house Fire in this area.

Officials are asking people to avoid the area of Newton Road between Brunner and Union Road.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause on your morning commute. Updates will be made once the roadway is reopened.

Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office

No additional information was provided.