Sheriff IDs man killed in Monroe County house fire

Published On: Dec 15 2012 01:21:16 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 15 2012 06:50:55 PM CST
TOMAH, Wis. (AP) -- -

Authorities have released the name of a 50-year-old man who died after a house fire in west-central Wisconsin.

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin identifies the victim as Raymond Loendorf.

The sheriff's department says a woman called 911 late Wednesday to report a fire. She also told dispatchers she couldn't find her husband.

Firefighters found Loendorf unconscious in the basement of the home in the town of Tomah. Emergency responders tried to revive him but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The cause of the fire was under investigation. Foul play was not suspected.