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Rice Lake Apartment Fire

By: Anna Wagnild
By: Anna Wagnild

A second person has died as a result of injuries from Tuesday's fire at a Rice Lake apartment building.

Fire officials say 27-year-old Daniel Matthew died Thursday morning. Matthews and a 4-year-old boy were both pulled from an apartment at 5 North Main Street Tuesday and airlifted to Regions burn unit in Minnesota.

The 4-year-old died Wednesday from his injuries. The fire chief says crews are still monitoring the remains of the fire that destroyed two buildings and caused smoke and water damage to a neighboring building.

Chief Jim Resac is expecting to announce the cause of the initial fire later Thursday.


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