UPDATE: Name released for elderly woman killed in house fireSubmitted: 12/27/2013

Adam Fox
10 p.m. Anchor/Reporter

ANTIGO - 85 year old Thelma Bula died after a house fire in Antigo Thursday afternoon, according to the Antigo Fire Department.

The Antigo Fire department says the fire start just before 2 p.m. at 1418 Arctic Street.

The home was covered with thick smoke when Police and Firefighters got to the fire.

Firefighters were able to get Bula out of the home.

Officials say she was unconscious.

Bula was taken to the Langlade Hospital where was pronounced dead.

The Langlade County Fire Investigation team is looking into a cause of the fire.

Police say the home received extensive damage.


A elderly woman is in the hospital after a house fire in Antigo this afternoon, according to the Antigo Fire Department.

The Antigo Fire department says the fire start just before two on Arctic Street.

Firefighters were able to get the woman out of the home. She was taken to an area hospital.

There is no word on her condition.

As of 7 p.m., crews are still at the home putting out hot spots to prevent the fire from restarting.

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MILWAUKEE - A published report says unauthorized improvements have been made to a footpath on state land that a donor to Gov. Scott Walker has been trying to buy.

A spokesman for business executive Elizabeth Uihlein acknowledged that workers at her adjoining property may have cleaned up the trail slightly.

But the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1Z18WU8 ) reports those who have seen the trail say the improvements are significant.

Uihlein is seeking to buy 1.75 acres along Rest Lake, where the footpath is located. But a tentative deal with the Department of Natural Resources was put on hold after critics raised questions.

A DNR spokesman says the agency inspected the site on Thursday and found an "established trail." He declined to say whether the department had talked to Uihlein or her representatives.

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Antigo, D.C. Everest, and Merrill high schools all showcased their musical creativity.

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Buying the land would essentially double the space Newbold already owns for its planned recreation area.

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