Six people die in apartment complex fire in Hartland

Six people die in apartment complex fire in Hartland

Six people died Friday morning in an apartment complex fire in Hartland, police updated Friday afternoon. It was originally reported that seven people had died. Police Chief Torin Misko said they are working to identify those who have died and notify family members. The building is near Oxford Drive and Mansfield Court. The fire started around 5:11 amDaylight revealed the destruction, blown out windows, soot-stained siding and kids’ toys scattered in the backyard. Matt Salemme in News Chopper 12 saw some exterior bricks scattered on the ground, plus fire and smoke damage. “The top of the roof was on fire. The front of the building was on fire and there was people being taken on stretchers,” neighbor Jacob Lacrosse said. There were 15 fire departments and nine police departments that responded to the fire at the four -family apartment building. “I smelled smoke, and a neighbor of mine heard a big boom, and he said something blew up, so we’re not sure what blew up. He did say some people did not make it out,” said neighbor Tracy Marinello, who lives in the neighborhood. This is now a criminal investigation. Police say they are looking into whether the fire was intentionally set. The police chief did not know the ages of the people who died. WISN 12 News reporter Courtney Sisk asked police if all the deaths are from the actual fire or if something else happened. Police said they did not have those details yet. The American Red Cross is supporting residents of three units displaced by the fire. It is providing emergency aid for essentials such as temporary housing, meals and more to a family of four in one unit (including two children), a family of four in a second unit (including three children) and an adult couple in the third unit . Oxford Drive was back open by 5 pm Friday, but the apartment is still blocked off on Mansfield Court. There were still a lot of fire investigators at the scene.

Six people died Friday morning in an apartment complex fire in Hartland, police updated Friday afternoon. It was originally reported that seven people had died.

Police Chief Torin Misko said they are working to identify those who have died and notify family members.

The building is near Oxford Drive and Mansfield Court. The fire started around 5:11 am

Daylight revealed the destruction, blown out windows, soot-stained siding and kids’ toys scattered in the backyard.

Matt Salemme in News Chopper 12 saw some exterior bricks scattered on the ground, plus fire and smoke damage.

“The top of the roof was on fire. The front of the building was on fire and there was people being taken on stretchers,” neighbor Jacob Lacrosse said.

There were 15 fire departments and nine police departments that responded to the fire at the four-family apartment building.

“I smelled smoke, and a neighbor of mine heard a big boom, and he said something blew up, so we’re not sure what blew up. He did say some people did not make it out,” said neighbor Tracy Marinello, who lives in the neighborhood.

This is now a criminal investigation. Police say they are looking into whether the fire was intentionally set.

The police chief did not know the ages of the people who died.

WISN 12 News reporter Courtney Sisk asked police if all the deaths are from the actual fire or if something else happened. Police said they did not have those details yet.

The American Red Cross is supporting residents of three units displaced by the fire.

It is providing emergency aid for essentials such as temporary housing, meals and more to a family of four in one unit (including two children), a family of four in a second unit (including three children) and an adult couple in the third unit .

Oxford Drive was back open by 5 pm Friday, but the apartment is still blocked off on Mansfield Court. There were still a lot of fire investigators at the scene.

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