UPDATE 1/27/29 - This story was updated to reflect that the fire occurred on Saturday, January 25.
One person died and another was injured in a house fire in Merrill Saturday morning.
A press release from the Merrill Fire Department states they responded to the fire in the 1500 block of River Street around 10 a.m.
A man and a woman were inside when the fire started.
The female suffered injuries but managed to escape. MFD personnel made several attempts to rescue the trapped man, but were unsuccessful due to heavy smoke and fire conditions. The victim, identified as a 37-year-old male, died in the fire.
The woman who escaped was transported to UW- Madison Burn Center. Her condition is not known at this time.