1 dead, 1 hurt in fire at senior housing complex

  • Associated Press
  • January 9, 2014 - 5:55 PM

WAUNAKEE, Wis. — A 56-year-old woman was killed and another person was injured in a fire at a senior housing complex in Dane County.

Firefighters were called to the 16-unit complex in Waunakee about 8 p.m. Wednesday. The building was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

WKOW-TV( ) reports the resident who was taken to the hospital is expected to be OK.

Authorities say 10 to 15 residents were evacuated and are staying with relatives or at a hotel.

Authorities say the fire apparently started in the kitchen of one of the units. The apartment where the fire started is a total loss. Investigators believe the building sustained $100,000 in damage.

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