- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who died in a group home fire in Appleton.

Police identify the victim as 24-year-old Milo Huempfner, a resident of the home.

Huempfner’s body was recovered after firefighters extinguished the basement fire on Wednesday. A 55-year-old Appleton man who worked at the group home was overcome by smoke when he entered the building to look for occupants. He was treated at a hospital and released. Everyone else who lived or worked at the group home has been accounted for.

Firefighters were called to the home just after 6 a.m. Appleton police Sgt. Dave Lund says an overnight employee of the group home reported the fire.

Post-Crescent Media (https://post.cr/28QdUBY ) reports the fire caused about $10,000 in damage. The state fire marshal is investigating.

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Information from: Post-Crescent Media, https://www.postcrescent.com


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