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Man who died in Juneau County fire ID'd

Fire reported by neighbor Christmas Day

TOWN OF LYNDON, Wis. - Man pulled from fire, dies

A 61-year-old man died after he was pulled from a house fire in the Town of Lyndon on Christmas, according to the Juneau County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to Jordan Road at 3:39 p.m. for a report of a fire discovered by a neighbor. Fire officials said the home was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

A neighbor or passerby entered the house and were able to get Richard A. Stechauner, 61, out, according to the fire department. There was no one else in the house, deputies said.

Stechauner later died from injuries suffered in the fire.

The Kilbourn Fire Department said that as of Wednesday night they had not found anything suspicious about the fire and they cannot pinpoint where the fire might have started.

The cause of death is still under investigation pending the results from toxicology and investigative reports, according to a release.

The Wisconsin Dells Fire Department  and Lyndon Station Fire Department were called to fight the fire.

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