Officials: 6 dead, including 4 children, in Langlade County house fire

PICKEREL — Six people, including four children, died in a house fire in a small Wisconsin town.

The Langlade County Sheriff’s Office said the fire was reported about 6:23 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 in a multifamily home in Pickerel.

Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadlick said the victims were 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. Shadlick said two other people escaped.

Shadlick said it wasn’t clear if the victims were all from the same family.

The fire was being investigated by the county and state fire investigation teams.

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

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