Update: Man killed in Marinette County apartment fire identified

The scene of an apartment fire on Elizabeth Street in Wausaukee, Wis., January 24, 2023.
The scene of an apartment fire on Elizabeth Street in Wausaukee, Wis., January 24, 2023.(WLUK)
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 10:59 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2023 at 12:37 PM EST
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WAUSAUKEE, Wis. (WLUC) - Update: Feb 1, 2023

The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who died in an apartment fire on January 23.

41-year-old Justin Delain died in a fire at 616 Elizabeth St. Apartment 4 in the Village of Wausaukee.

On January 31, an autopsy was performed and preliminary findings show that Delain died as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under review by the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations Fire Marshall’s Office and Marinette County Sheriff’s Office.

Last published: Jan 24, 2023 1:48:56 PM

One person is dead and 10 people are displaced after an apartment fire Monday night in Marinette County.

Wausaukee Fire Chief Eric Edlebeck told WLUK-TV that a call came in around 9:15 p.m. Monday about a fire in a four-unit apartment building on Elizabeth Street in Wausaukee.

No other injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The building is uninhabitable as long as the fire investigation continues.

According to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, county medical examiner Kalynn Van Ermen has ordered an autopsy to positively determine the identification of the victim.

At the request of the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, the State Fire Marshal at the Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was contacted to assist in the investigation. The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office and DCI are conducting the investigation into the origin and cause of the fire. The investigation remains open and ongoing.

Multiple agencies assisted with the scene including Wausaukee Fire, Middle Inlet Fire, Wausaukee Rescue, WI Public Service, WI Fire Marshall’s Office, Marinette County Dispatch, Marinette County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office.