Mauston fire claims life of 7-year-old

Authorities have identified the person killed Monday in the fatal fire at an apartment complex in Mauston.

Carter Whitaker, 7, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Juneau County Coroner Office, the release said.

The fire caused the evacuation of 16 apartments in the building. Juneau County sheriff’s deputies and state troopers helped evacuate the units.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating.

The Red Cross is helping tenants who were displaced.