Elderly man killed in mobile home fire in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wisc. (WAOW) — An elderly man was killed during a mobile home fire in Wausau Saturday morning, according to the Wausau Fire Department.

According to a press release, upon arrival of the first firefighter engine, the mobile home was engulfed in flames.

Two family members that lived in the home were able to escape but reported that the elderly male had been trapped inside.

Fire officials say the only exit for the elderly man was a wheelchair ramp. That ramp was engulfed in flames.

Authorities are now investigating the cause of the fire which authorities said could have started due to severe weather since there are reports of lightning strikes at the time the fire started.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the victim’s family. It can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

Anupika Khare

Anupika Khare

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