SHEBOYGAN (NBC 26) — A woman died in a house fire in Sheboygan on Thursday after her husband attempted to save her, according to fire officials.
Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Salzman said the fire started around 7:30 a.m., and when crews responded, they saw flames emerging from the front and side windows.
Salzman said the husband was alerted to the fire by a smoke detector on the second floor. He then attempted to get his wife out, but was unsuccessful, said Salzman.
The man suffered burns and is now in the hospital, according to the assistant chief.
A neighbor, Juanita Ignacio, said she saw the man after he got out of the home.
“I spoke to him. He crossed my yard. And I asked him for his wife, and he said she was in the living room, and that’s where the flames were coming out. He looked like he was in shock, as were all of us,” said Ignacio.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The victims were not identified. A dog inside the building also died in the fire. The fire department says the damage is estimated at $100,000.