Officials identify 55-year-old victim of fatal fire in Racine neighborhood
RACINE — Racine police identified on Thursday, May 23 the victim of a fatal fire in Racine that happened on Coolidge Ave. earlier this week. The victim is 55-year-old Steven Eschmann.
The fire broke out near Coolidge Avenue and Webster Street shortly after 4 a.m. on Wednesday. The flames pouring from the house were so intense, it melted the siding of an adjacent home.
Once crews knocked down the fire, they found Eschmann and a dog dead inside.
The home was deemed a total loss — and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
If you have information that could help Racine police in their investigation, you are urged to all 262-635-7756.