Wis. authorities ID victim of Christmas Day fire

Published On: Dec 31 2012 03:08:24 PM CST
TOWN OF WINTER, Wis. (AP) -

Authorities have identified an 84-year-old man whose body was found in the ruins of a Christmas Day fire in northern Wisconsin.

Investigators found the body of Harold Kingery two days after extinguishing the fire that destroyed his home in the Town of Winter.

The Sawyer County sheriff's office said Monday the fire apparently started with a heater in the home. The Duluth News Tribune says the cause of Kingery's death and the cause of the fire are not suspicious.

The Winter Fire Department responded to the fire around 10 p.m. on Dec. 25 and received help from other departments.

The Wisconsin State Fire Marshal's office assisted in the investigation.