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UPDATE: Man killed in Green Bay house fire identified

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THURSDAY 10/1/2020 3:11 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities have identified the man killed in a Green Bay house fire last weekend.

Green Bay Police say officers and crews from the Green Bay Metro Fire Department responded to the 800 block of Harrison Street for a house fire on Saturday, Sept. 26, just after 3 p.m.

When authorities arrived, they reported smoke coming from the home.

Fire crews were able to locate and extinguish the fire. While they were searching the home, Green Bay Metro Fire located 60-year-old Brian Heigl unresponsive in the basement.

Heigl was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Investigators from Green Bay Police, Green Bay Metro Fire, and the State Division of Criminal Investigation continue to work to identify the origin of the fire and Heigl’s death.

At this time, Green Bay Police say they do not consider Heigl’s death to be suspicious, pending the results of an autopsy and fire origin.

Original Story: One dead, three displaced after Green Bay fire

SATURDAY 9/26/2020 10:55 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – One person is dead and three others have been displaced after a house fire in Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, at around 3 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the area located in the 800 block Harrison Street for reports of a structure fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters say light smoke was seen coming from the first floor and basement areas of the structure.

Officials report they were able to extinguish the fire within ten minutes.

Authorities say one victim was found unresponsive and taken to a local hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries.

Three other occupants are reported to have been displaced due to the fire and smoke damage, which is estimated at a total of $40,000 worth in damages.

Green Bay Metro Fire Department states the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office, with the assistance of the WIDCI.

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