Authorities Identify Woman Killed In Thanksgiving Night Fire

(Town of Westford) Authorities have identified the woman killed in a residential fire Thanksgiving night in the Town of Westford. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says 82-year-old Eleanor Neumann, who lived at the residence, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The cause of death, and the cause of the fire, are still under investigation. Eleanor’s husband, Ruben Neumann was able to exit the home on his own; the 92-year-old sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The Beaver Dam Fire Department, and multiple other agencies, responded around 10:20pm to reports of a house fire with victims trapped in the basement at N7295 Watercress Lane. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire on the first floor. The State Fire Marshall is investigating along with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.