Person who died in Blue Mounds fire identified by authorities

68-year-old man is believed to have died from the blaze

On Wednesday, February 17, at approximately at 11:45pm, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, Mount Horeb Police and Fire Departments from Mt. Horeb, Verona, Belleville, Cross Plains and Blanchardville responded to a residential fire on W. Erbe Road in the town of Blue Mounds. A citizen driving by called 911 to report flames coming from a structure. Upon arrival, emergency responders found the home to be fully engulfed by flames and it was considered a total loss.

While investigating the scene on Thursday, February 18, human remains were recovered. 

On Tuesday evening, the body was identified as Scott M. Wylie, 68, of Blue Mounds.

Mr. Wylie was pronounced deceased at the scene.  A forensic examination was completed at the Dane County Medical Examiner’s office on 02-23-2021.

Preliminary results of the examination disclosed that Mr. Wylie’s death was the result of injuries sustained in and because of the fire.  Additional testing is underway at this time.

These deaths remain under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office.


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