The Rhinelander Fire Department has released further information from a fatal fire.
Robert Fischer was in his home on Maple Street at the time of the fire Wednesday morning. The front of the building was fully involved when emergency crews arrived and Robert was unable to escape. He was later pronounced dead.
Esther Fischer was able to escape the home but did receive burns. She was taken to Ministry St. Mary’s Hospital and transferred to University Hospital in Madison. According to the fire department she has since been released and is doing well medically.
The fire investigation is not fully complete, but they have ruled out foul play or suspicious activity.