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October 22, 2018

2/9/2018 11:41:00 AM
Waldwick fire claims a life

A fire Sunday morning in the Town of Waldwick destroyed a residence and took the life of an owner/occupant.
The residence is located at 5954 County Line Road and was engulfed in flames when emergency units arrived.
Mervin Martie, 78, died in the fire. The other occupant of the house, Fredricka A. Martie, 76, was not at home when the fire broke out. No other injuries were reported and the home was a total loss.
Mineral Point Fire Department responded to the call with mutual aid from Barneveld, Ridgeway, Hollandale, Linden, Dodgeville, Darlington and Cobb fire departments.
Also assisting were the Iowa County Sheriff's Office, Mineral Point EMS, Dodgeville EMS, Iowa County Emergency Management and the Iowa County Fire Investigation Team
An investigation of the fire is being conducted.

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