Three bodies discovered at Sawyer County house fire

Two of the bodies were found in the home

Three bodies are discovered at a Sawyer County home Saturday morning, two of them in the debris of a house fire.

According to a press release, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Washburn County Sheriff’s Office reference a female who reported her son had shot her husband and has set their home on fire. 

Washburn County then lost contact with the female. 

The address of the call was 16742N Knutson Lake Road, Town of Edgewater, Sawyer County. 

Sawyer and Washburn County Deputies were dispatched, along with Birchwood Police, Birchwood Fire and Ambulance and the Sawyer County Special Response Team.

Sawyer County Dispatch continued to attempt to make contact with the caller and was unable to make contact. 

Upon arrival at the scene a male was found deceased outside the residence.  That male was identified as Eric Werachowski, age 41.  The residence itself was fully engulfed.  Birchwood Fire Department extinguished the fire and two more bodies were discovered. 

Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Fire Marshalls and the State Patrol Reconstruction Unit were contacted and responded to the scene.  The incident is under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office and DCI.   

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