Fatal house fire 08 Dec 12

A fire at a house at 11050 Shag Road in rural New Ulm this (Saturday) has claimed the life of the woman living there. According to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 79-year-old Dorothy Nichols was found in the home, which was a converted garage. Along with the sheriff’s department, the New Ulm Fire Departement was called to the fire around 5 am. The Red Cross was also called to assist a displaced neighbor who was also a relative to the victim. Michael Nichols is unable to remain in his home due to loss of power and the fire department is still on the scene. Brown County R.E.A is also on the scene. The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating and no other details are available at this time.