UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 78-year-old Wilbert Poeschel of Durand. No additional information is available at this time. 

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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.