- Associated Press - Saturday, January 2, 2016

MERRILLAN, Wis. (AP) - One person has died in a house fire in Jackson County in western Wisconsin.

Firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responded just after 1:15 a.m. Saturday to a report of a house fire in Merrillan. The victim was found dead inside.

Authorities have not released the person’s name. The body was taken to Madison for an autopsy.

The sheriff’s office says the fire remains under investigation.

Merrillan is about 40 miles southeast of Eau Claire.

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