Fire Claims Life of Richland Center Woman

A woman is dead as the result of a fire on Tuckaway Valley Road in Richland Center on Wednesday. When officials arrived they found a house fully engulfed and collapsed. A male was located standing near a shed next to the house, who stated that he was able to escape through a main floor window, but believed his wife was still inside the residence. Due to the house being collapsed and fully engulfed, deputies were unable to attempt rescue. The man was transported to the Richland hospital. Emergency personnel were eventually able to conduct a search of the residence and located a deceased body. The investigation is under investigation.