Fatal House Fire
Posted on 01/23/2021
Date: 01-23-2021
Case: Fatal House Fire 21-2742
Authority: Lieutenant Hope Demler 409

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 5:51 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a house (manufactured home) fire, at 7051 Lenwood Dr. Unit 6N in the Town of Barton, Washington County.

Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies, West Bend Police Officers and the West Bend Fire Department responded to a report of a duplex trailer fire. A neighboring tenant saw smoke and active flames coming from Unit 6N and immediately tried to notify the tenant of 6N, however could not get a response at the locked door. The neighboring tenant called 911 for help. At the time of the fire it was reported that unit 6N was occupied by a 48 year old Town of Barton man.

Fire personnel arrived on scene within minutes and began fire suppression efforts. Fire personnel located a male subject unresponsive in the living room area and immediately carried the subject out to an awaiting ambulance. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by paramedics.

The fire was contained to Unit 6N. The interior of the unit sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage. The manufactured home appears to be a total loss. The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation by the West Bend Fire Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigations.

The West Bend Fire Department was assisted by the Jackson Fire Department. WE Energies assisted fire personnel on scene. The American Red Cross was called to assist the displaced tenant of the attached neighboring unit. The name of the victim is being withheld until family members are notified.

No fire or police personnel were injured.