Posted: Friday, 08 July 2011 9:47AM

Medical Examiner Reveals Cause Of Deaths In New Ulm Fire



NEW ULM – Autopsies on the victims of last weekend’s fatal bed and breakfast fire in New Ulm show one person died from burns suffered in the blaze.

The person was 62-year-old Joseph Bergman of Centuria, Wisconsin.

The other five died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
 
The cause of the Bohemian Bed & Breakfast fire remain under investigation by the state fire marshal. It could be weeks before their report is finished. New Ulm Fire Chief Paul Macho says no cause has been ruled out, but they do not suspect arson.
 
New Ulm fire officials say it appears that the husband of the bed & breakfast’s owner had fallen asleep on a first-floor couch. Charlie Zangle escaped out the home’s back door. Survivors Sandra Uhing and Diana Frye both fell from second-floor windows and Charles Frye was rescued by ladder.
 
Funeral services are today for the three New Ulm residents who died in the fire at the Bohemian Bed & Breakfast. Services for bed & breakfast owner Bobbi McCrea and her daughters 15-year-old Abby Wood and 3-year-old Savannah McCrea will be at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.