Arrest in Fatal Dodge County Fire

Dodge County Sheriff’s officials have taken a Cambria man into custody they are
calling a person of interest in a mobile home fire in the Town of Elba early
Saturday morning that claimed the life of a person. The fire happened at N7253
Forest Road a few miles west of Beaver Dam. Six fire departments battled the
blaze. A body was found once the fire was put out. Sheriff deputies had been at
the same address late Friday night to issue some underage drinking citations.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated. The Sheriff’s Department and
State Fire Marshal’s Office are leading the investigation with assistance from
Beaver Dam Police, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal
Investigations, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department, the Dodge County
Medical Examiners Office and the Fond Du Lac County Medical Examiners Office.
The fire was reported at 4:44 a.m. Saturday morning.