Man dies in fire in Dunn County Sunday afternoon

A 74-year-old man is dead after a fire broke out in Dunn County, Wisconsin, Sunday afternoon.

According to a press release from the Dunny County Sheriff’s Office, some called in a structure fire at 2:24 pm on N5700 block of County Trunk E in Red Cedar.

Deputies and the Menomonie Fire Department saw heavy smoke and flames were they arrived.

Firefighters found a man inside the residence. He was declared dead at the scene by the Dunn County medical examiner, officials say.

The man was later identified as Jerome Gassert.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.