On January 29th 2019 at around 9:20pm a call came into the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department that a residence located at 9100 CTH AA was fully engulfed requesting the Fire Department to respond. Local Fire Departments fought the fire for a number of hours and contained it. The bitter cold was a factor in controlling the fire. The Sheriff’s Department investigating the fire learned that 67 year old Dale Channing lived at the residence alone and was more than likely in the house when it caught fire.
This afternoon Investigators with the Sheriff’s Department assisted by the State Fire Marshal removed a body from the house. Further investigation will be conducted to identify the body, suspected as being Dale Channing. Additional follow up investigation will attempt to determine the cause of the fire.