Woman dies in fire at South side Milwaukee mobile home court

Updated: 4:34 p.m. February 2, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner, initial reports suggest the woman may have been using her gas oven as a heating source during the cold weather. There was no other source of heat in the trailer.

The hot oven may have caught a cabinet on fire causing a very smoky fire.

The ME is investigating smoke inhalation as the possible cause of death. 

The woman has not been identified and a an autopsy has been scheduled for Monday.


Posted: 7:07 a.m. February 1, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A woman is dead following a fire in a South side Milwaukee mobile home court Friday morning.

According to the Milwaukee Fire Department, crews were called around 5:50 a.m. to the Tower View Mobile Park near S. 6th St. and W. Waterford Ave. 

Crews on scene found smoke coming from a trailer and made a forcible entry. There was fire and smoke in the kitchen, and crews extinguished the flames. One victim and a dog were rescued from the trailer, but the victim died due to injuries. 

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner Office is investigating the death of the 63-year-old woman as a possible case of smoke inhalation.  According to the MCMEO, the woman may have been using her gas oven to heat her mobile home.  It appears the oven may have ignited an cabinet casing a smokey fire.   An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine an exact cause of death.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

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