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Structure Fire on LCO Reservation Claims One Life

LCO Police Dept.

Press Release


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On February 29, 2024, the LCO Police Department was dispatched to 7692N County Hwy E in the Township of Bass Lake (Skunawong Community) for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival it was reported that a person was trapped within the residence and was unable to get out. LCO Police Department arrived on scene where the structure was fully engulfed. Officers attempts to advance on the structure were hindered by the heavy fire and smoke conditions.


The LCO Fire Department arrived on scene to extinguish the fire and one victim was located within the structure. This is an active investigation by the LCO Police Department.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased victim.


The LCO Police Department would like to thank the Sawyer County Sheriff's Department, LCO Conservation, WI DNR, LCO Fire Department, Bass Lake Fire Department, Town and City of Hayward Fire Departments, Sawyer County Ambulance and the Sawyer County Medical Examiner's Office for assisting in this incident.


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