Broadwater County fire

A structure fire on the 190 block of Weasel Creek Road near Winston killed a 21-year-old man trapped in the apartment above a detached garage.

Tyler Wensel has been identified as the 21-year-old man killed in a structure fire Monday near Winston, Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan said. 

The fire was reported shortly before 1 a.m. on the 190 block of Weasel Creek Road. The blaze destroyed a detached garage with an apartment above it. 

Wensel was trapped inside the apartment and likely became disoriented due to smoke inhalation, Meehan said. The external exit was not accessible during the blaze. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Meehan does not suspect foul play.

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