Second person dies after weekend fire at Beaver Dam apartment
The Beaver Dam Fire Department says 24-year-old Jade Wilson died at a Milwaukee hospital from injuries she received in the fire. Another woman, who has been identified as 63-year-old Corrine Bolin, also died in the fire.
Four other occupants of the Executive Apartments were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries, but the severity of those injuries has not been released. Following the fire Saturday, it was learned that two firefighters were also injured, but those injuries were considered minor.
The fire was reported around 6:00 a.m. Saturday and firefighters from 12 different departments were called in to fight the blaze. The fire caused the roof of the building at 600 W Third Street to collapse. Heavy equipment was brought in to help remove debris as authorities attempt to account for all of the building's occupants. The cause of the fire has not been determined. We're told the Beaver Dam Police Department and Fire Marshal are investigating.
Twenty-four residents of the apartments are being helped by the Red Cross and an Emergency Response Fund for the victims has been set up by St. Vincent De Paul. Non-monetary donations are being accepted at the St. Vincent De Paul Store at 125 Dodge Drive in Beaver Dam.