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Man’s body found at scene of house fire in Appleton

Published: May. 5, 2021 at 5:10 AM CDT
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APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - A man was found dead at the scene of a house fire in Appleton.

The Appleton Fire Department said the body of the “lone male resident” was discovered after they put out the flames.

The man’s name was not released.

At 11 p.m., firefighters were called to the 1600 block of S. Mayfair Drive. A neighbor told dispatchers that the next door home was on fire.

It took crews about 45 minutes to get the fire under control. Viewer video shows heavy flames engulfing the home.

The fire caused extensive damage. The department says the home is a “total loss.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation State Fire Marshal’s Office is helping with the investigation.

The charred remains of a home in Appleton. May 5, 2021
The charred remains of a home in Appleton. May 5, 2021(WBAY)

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