EAU CLAIRE (WKOW) -- A second University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student has died after a fire at an off-campus apartment near the university.
According to a spokeswoman for Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, 21-year-old Jacob Clarkson died Tuesday.
Clarkson's family issued a statement saying they will "miss him more than words can say." Family members say they are honoring Clarkson's decision to be an organ donor.
The Leader-Telegram reports Clarkson was severely burned in Monday's fire that also killed his roommate, 21-year-old Ross Livermore.
Two other roommates escaped the fire and have been released from a local hospital. All of the roommates were friends from Stillwater, Minn.
EAU CLAIRE (WKOW) -- Authorities release the name of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student who died in an apartment fire, as well as the three others hurt in the fire.
Eau Claire fire officials say the four students were friends from Stillwater, Minnesota. They lived in an apartment above a real estate business on Water Street in Eau Claire. A police detective on his way to work spotted smoke coming from their apartment around 6 a.m. Monday.
Two of the four men escaped the building, while firefighters found two others unconscious inside.
Fire officials say 21-year-old Ross Livermore, a computer science major, was killed in the fire. Twenty-two-year-old Jacob Clarkson, also a computer science major, is hospitalized at Hennepin County Medical Center with serious burns.
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