UPDATE: Woman Dead, 8 Firefighters Hurt in Oconomowoc

UPDATED Monday, July 2, 2012 --- 11:05 a.m.

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal Oconomowoc fire.

Police say 45-year-old Sharon Phillips lived in one of the downtown apartments that caught fire Sunday afternoon. There were two apartments above Stapleton Realty.

Public Safety Director David Beguhn says two Oconomowoc firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and were treated at a hospital. Two other firefighters -- from Dousman and Ashippun -- were treated at a hospital for heat exhaustion.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/QUQJ6O ) says the state fire marshal and other investigators were on the scene of the fire Monday.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Monday, July 2, 2012 --- 7:15 a.m.

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities on Monday planned to investigate a fatal fire in downtown Oconomowoc.

Officials say one person died in the fire Sunday afternoon in a building that houses a real estate company and two apartments on the second floor. Public Safety Director David Beguhn earlier said two people were missing and presumed dead, but the number of fatalities was later revised to one.

A passer-by called 911 about 1 p.m. to report flames shooting up the back of the building on Main Street. Beguhn says two Oconomowoc firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and were treated at a hospital. Two other firefighters -- from Dousman and Ashippun -- were treated at a hospital for heat exhaustion.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/OVuNLL ) says more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Sunday, July 1, 2012 --- 10:39 p.m.

A woman was killed after a five-alarm fire broke out in downtown Oconomowoc Sunday afternoon, July 1st. Crews were on the scene near North Main Street and East Wisconsin Avenue in Oconomowoc.

The deceased woman was a resident of one of the apartments in the building. Her identity has not yet been released.

Previously, authorities had presumed two peopled had died in the fire.

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UPDATED Sunday, July 1, 2012 --- 7:02 p.m.

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- Two people are presumed dead and eight firefighters injured after a blaze in downtown Oconomowoc.

The fire happened Sunday afternoon at an apartment on Main Street.

Oconomowoc police Chief Dave Beguhn tells WTMJ-TV that firefighters got some people, out, but not everyone. Beguhn says "as far as we know we have two deceased." The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports those two individuals are missing and presumed dead. Their identities have not been released.

Sandra Peterson is a spokeswoman for Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. She says eight firefighters went to the emergency room with injuries ranging from burns to heat exhaustion.

She says one firefighter was transferred to another hospital for smoke inhalation treatment in a hyperbaric chamber. The others were expected to be released Sunday.

Another fire victim was in fair condition.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Sunday, July 1, 2012 --- 6:36 p.m.

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- A fire in downtown Oconomowoc has killed at least one person and sent multiple firefighters to the hospital with injuries.

Authorities responded to the fire Sunday afternoon at an apartment on Main Street.

Oconomowoc police say at least one person has died.

Sandra Peterson is a spokeswoman for Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. She says eight firefighters went to the emergency room with injuries ranging from burns and smoke inhalation to heat exhaustion.

She says one of the firefighters was transferred to Columbia St. Mary's Hospital for smoke inhalation treatment in that facility's hyperbaric chamber.

The other seven firefighters are being treated and expected to be released.

Another fire victim was also being treated at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and was in fair condition.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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