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Maplehurst Camper Fire

Maplehurst Camper Fire  January 12, 2023

 

On January 11, 2023, at 12:11 a.m. the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire with injures located at N44 Clark Dr in the Town of Maplehurst , Taylor County. Taylor County deputies along with fire and ambulance services were dispatched.  Upon deputies’ arrival they found a homemade structure built from an old camper frame on fire.

 

The owner of the structure 50-year-old Matthew J. Zarins was injured while escaping the structure and was burned along with other injuries. 51-year-old Jennifer K. Johnson of Stanley, Wi. also escaped the structure but was severely burned. Both parties were transported by ambulance for medical treatment. Jenifer K. Johnson succumbed to her injuries and died; Matthew J. Zarins is expected to recover.

 

This incident remains actively investigated by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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