Body found in house destroyed by fire, Lafayette County Sheriff says

January 25, 2019

A house fire in Lafayette County claimed the life of one person Wednesday.

The body was discovered in the house after the fire was extinguished, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The fire was reported around 11:45 a.m. at 17694 South Lake Road in the town of Fayette.

“The caller to 911 said it appeared the first floor of the residence was fully engulfed, and it was believed a person was still inside,” said Sheriff Reg Gill.

Fire units from Argyle, Blanchardville and Darlington responded to the fire, along with Argyle EMS and sheriff’s deputies.

The name of the person who died in the fire had not been released pending notification of family.

The house was a total loss.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The state fire marshal’s office is assisting in the investigation.

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