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UPDATE: Officials working to identify fire victims

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WEDNESDAY 6/26/19 1:35 p.m.

PICKEREL, Wis. (WFRV) — The Langlade County Sheriff’s Office has released more information about Tuesday’s house fire.

Officials say they began collecting DNA evidence to identify the victims of the fire. They say this can take days, a week, or even weeks.

The sheriff’s office has identified the youngest victim as 11-month-old Zoe Munoz Soto.

As previously covered, the other suspected victims include a 34-year-old female, a 32-year-old male, a 7-year-old boy, a 3-year-old boy, and a 1-year-old girl.

There is nothing suspicious about this fire, according to officials.

The cause remains undetermined and the investigation is active and ongoing.

Local 5 will update this story as information becomes available.

Wisconsin coroner: 6 killed in rural house fire

TUESDAY 6/25/19 6:32 p.m.

PICKEREL, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say six people, including four children, have died in a house fire in a small Wisconsin town.

The Langlade County Sheriff’s Office says the fire was reported about 6:23 a.m. Tuesday in a multifamily home in Pickerel.

Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadlick says the victims were a 34-year-old woman, a 32-year-old man, a 10-month-old girl, a 1½-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy. Shadlick says two other people escaped.

Shadlick says it’s not clear if the victims were all from the same family.

The fire is being investigated by the county and state fire investigation teams.Pickerel is an unincorporated area about 200 miles (about 321 kilometers) northwest of Milwaukee.

Pickerel is an unincorporated area about 200 miles (about 321 kilometers) northwest of Milwaukee.

Two adults, four children dead after Langlade County fire

PICKEREL, Wis. (WFRV) — More information has been released about the Tuesday morning fire in Pickerel in Langlade County.

According to Local 5’s CBS affiliate in Wausau, WSAW, four children are included in the six people who have died.

WSAW says the children range in ages from ten months to seven-years-old.

Officials say eight people were in the house when the fire started. Two people reportedly escaped.

It is believed all eight people were residents of the two-story farm house.

The fire is believed to have started on the lower level and spread upward, according to WSAW.

The Langlade County coroner spoke to WSAW and said his office is working to identify the deceased and the causes of death, with one body being sent for an autopsy.

Officials do not believe there was any foul play.

Multiple people reported dead after house fire in Langlade County

PICKEREL, Wis. (WFRV) — According to the Langlade County Sheriff’s Office, six people have died following a house fire in the town of Pickerel.

Officials say firefighters responded to the structure just after 6:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Local 5’s CBS affiliate in Wausau, WSAW, says crews remained on scene as of 11:30 a.m.

Investigators are not releasing any more information at this time.

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