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3 Dead in Fire at Wisconsin Group Home

The Duluth Fire Department is authorized to have two deputy chiefs, but they were hoping to add a third. The Duluth Fire Department is authorized to have two deputy chiefs, but they were hoping to add a third. |  Photo: Carl Sauer/WDIO

Created: September 19, 2019 06:00 PM

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say arson is not suspected in a fire that killed three residents of a Wisconsin group home for intellectually disabled people.

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Fond du Lac Fire Chief Peter O'Leary tells The Associated Press he does not believe the fire was intentionally set.

O'Leary said Thursday evening that investigators have finished for the day and will return to the house on Friday. He says autopsies also are scheduled Friday.

Fire officials say the three were found dead on the second floor of the group home. Two other residents escaped the fire.

Officials say the home is for adults who can care for themselves, but have cognitive disabilities.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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