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The victim from the fire in Mount Pleasant has been identified.

by Heather Asiyanbi

Mount Pleasant police late Thursday afternoon confirmed that Dennis H. Radford, 62, of Racine, was the person they found in the basement of the burning home on Timmer Lane.

“The deceased’s body has been taken to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy,” MPPD Sgt. David Stroupe wrote in a statement. “Radford’s next of kin have been notified.”

Radford was the lone occupant of the home and was involved in an eviction process.

Stroupe confirmed that the cause of the fire and Radford’s cause of death remain under investigation. MPPD is being assisted in the investigation by members of the South Shore FireDepartment, the state Department of Justice, the state Department of Criminal Investigation/Fire Marshall’s Office and the Racine County Task Force.

There were no other injuries reported in connection with this fire.

Racine County Eye will continue to update this story as details become available.

Original Post: One Dead in Overnight House Fire

South Shore Fire crews – along with several other departments and theVillage Of Mt. Pleasant Police Department– were called to a house fire in the 1200 block of Timmer Lane around 2 a.m. Thursday that left one person dead.

When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames and they could not gain entry.

Mount Pleasant police Sgt. Matthew Soens said in a written release that a body was visible lying on the basement floor. That person has not yet been identified.

Investigators from both MPPD and SSFD are looking into the cause of the fire.

We will update this story as details become available.

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