A Markesan man passed away during a fatal residential fire south of Green Lake Sunday morning.

   According to the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Justin G. Lewis, 29, died in the blaze.

   The fire was first discovered at around 1:14 a.m. Sunday morning when a citizen noticed the fire and notified the authorities.

   “The original call to our E-911 Center was indeed by a citizen on the south side of the lake, who just happened to be up at that time of day and then saw the flames,” Chief Deputy Mark Putzke said.

   Fire and emergency teams then responded to W2081 Tuleta Hill Road, Markesan — a home located just off the south shore of Green Lake, approximately five miles north of Markesan.

   When deputies arrived at the residence at around 1:24 a.m., the house was fully engulfed in flames.

   As the fire was brought under control by the fire departments, a search team found Lewis, who resided at the home and was later pronounced deceased.

Read the full story in the Feb. 14, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.