Victims of Dunn County house fire identified

Three people who died in a house fire west of Eau Claire Friday night have been identified.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims Sunday as 76-year-old Merrill Tande, 49-year-old Christopher Rouse and a 6-year-old girl, all of rural Menomonie.

2 men, 1 child die in Dunn County house fire

The sheriff’s office said authorities were called to the 6800 block of 270th Avenue in Spring Brook Township at about 10:01 p.m. Friday on a report of a fire.

Five people were inside the home when the fire started but two women were able to escape with only minor injuries, the sheriff’s office said. However, two men and a child died in the fire.

The investigation into the fire remains ongoing.