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The Latest: Youngest victim of deadly Wisconsin fire ID’d

June 26, 2019
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Responders work the scene of a deadly house fire in Pickerel, Wis., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Authorities say several people, including four children, have died in the house fire in the small Wisconsin town. (Antigo Daily Journal via AP)

PICKEREL, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a house fire in a small northern Wisconsin town that killed six people, including four children. (all times local):

1:55 p.m.

Authorities say the youngest victim of a house fire that killed six people in a small northern Wisconsin town was a 10-month-old girl named Zoe M. Munoz Soto.

The Langlade County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of the victim Wednesday, a day after a fire engulfed a house in Pickerel, about 200 miles (321 kilometers) northwest of Milwaukee.

Two adults and three other children died in the fire. Sheriff’s officials say it could take days or weeks to identify the remaining victims. Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadick says two other people escaped.

Investigators don’t suspect anything suspicious about the fire. It’s unknown what started it.

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12:06 p.m.

State and local investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that killed six people, including four children, in a small northern Wisconsin town.

Authorities say the fire early Tuesday in a multifamily home in the unincorporated community of Pickerel killed 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. Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadick says two other people escaped.

State and local investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that killed six people, including four children, in a small northern Wisconsin town (June 26)

Fire officials say the blaze is believed to have started on the lower level and spread upward. Town of Langlade Assistant Fire Chief Don Wineland says the home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 6:30 a.m. and they weren’t able to enter the house.

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

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This story corrects the coroner’s last name to Shadick, not Shadlick.

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