UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 78-year-old Wilbert Poeschel of Durand. No additional information is available at this time.
One person is dead after a grass fire in Pepin County.
According to the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office, a call came in around 3 p.m. Monday, April 23 for a grass fire with a possible fatality on Hayes Road near Durand in the Town of Lima.
The Durand City/Rural Fire Department responded with the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office said approximately one to two acres of grass, a small barn, and a tin outbuilding were burned.
The victim’s name is not being released at this time.
An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.