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Firefighters respond to a blaze at a farm in the 21700 block of Burlington Road in Brighton on Monday afternoon. Kenosha County Sheriff’s detectives were later called to the scene after one person was found dead as a result of the blaze.






BRIGHTON – Detectives from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, along with the County Fire Task Force, are investigating a blaze that killed one on Monday at a house on the 21700 block of Burlington Road (Hwy 142).

The sheriff’s department sergeant. Chris Hannah said on Tuesday afternoon that the name of the victim had not yet been released, pending notification from the family.

The sheriff’s department said the fire caused extensive damage to the house. An estimate of this damage was not available on Tuesday.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation on Tuesday, Hannah said. Anyone with information about the fire is urged to call the Sheriff’s Detective Office at 262-605-5102.

The fire was reported at around 4:25 p.m. Monday, and units from several fire departments in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties responded to the fire at the multi-alarm structure.

When the deputies arrived, they found the house completely engulfed, according to a statement released Tuesday by the sheriff’s department. The fire occurred at an old farmhouse on wooded land, with trees shrouding the entrance to the property. Authorities blocked access to the property at Burlington Road, east and west, about a quarter of a mile in both directions.

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Kansasville Fire Chief Ron Molnar said more than 80 firefighters were on the scene for more than four hours, with a unit remaining late into the night to assist the County Fire Investigation Task Force. Kenosha and the Sheriff’s Department. Molnar said firefighters brought the blaze under control within an hour.

“The scene was turned over to the Fire Investigation Task Force and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office,” Molnar said.

Fire units from several departments in Kenosha and Racine counties responded to the multi-alarm structure to assist the Kansasville Fire and Rescue Service, which was the primary fire agency on the initial call. The house is in the part of Brighton that falls under the primary protection of Kansasville Fire and Rescue.

Fire departments sent on call included Salem Lakes, Wheatland, Paris, Randall, Bristol, Somers, Union Grove-Yorkville, Raymond, Waterford, Tichigan, Wind Lake, Rochester, Burlington (town and village), Lake Geneva and the south shore (Mont Agréable). Racine’s fire bells were also on hand to provide refreshments and refreshing assistance to the firefighters.

“We got some extra help there because it’s very hot and humid so we were able to change crews more often,” said Molnar.

No firefighter was reported injured.

Dan Truttschel contributed to this report.