Fatal Rural New Ulm House Fire 10 Dec 12

A fire at a house at 11050 Shag Road in rural New Ulm Saturday claimed the life of the woman living there.

According to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 79-year-old Dorothy Nichols was found in the home, which was a converted garage.

Along with the sheriff’s department, the New Ulm Fire Department was called to the fire around 5 am.

The Red Cross was also called to assist a displaced neighbor who was also a relative to the victim. Michael Nichols is unable to remain in his home due to loss of power.

The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire. An autopsy is also pending.