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Medical Examiner's Office identifies man whose body was found after town of Blue Mounds fire

Medical Examiner's Office identifies man whose body was found after town of Blue Mounds fire

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The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has released the name of the man whose body was found after a house fire in the town of Blue Mounds Wednesday night. 

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the introduction of and historic protests over the legislation that would later become Act 10, the Cap Times is producing a series of stories and podcasts over the next month. Led by Cap Times’ K-12 education reporter Scott Girard and state politics reporter Briana Reilly, the series will run to mid-March and be available at The podcast discussions will be made available through Jessie Opoien’s Wedge Issues feed on most major podcasting platforms, and at In this episode, Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin president and former gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell speaks with Girard and Reilly about how the protests launched him into the spotlight and how Act 10 has changed Wisconsin politics.

Scott M. Wylie, 68, of Blue Mounds, died as a result of injuries caused by the fire on the 10500 block of W. Erbe Road that was reported shortly before 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Medical Examiner's Office said. Several local law enforcement and other emergency services responded to the fire after a person driving by called 911 to report flames coming from the home.

The house was fully engulfed in fire by the time responding authorities arrived. Wylie was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Additional testing is underway, and the investigation into Wylie's death is ongoing by the Medical Examiner's Office and the Dane County Sheriff's Office.


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