Garage fire claims life of Superior woman, age 53


August 17, 2023

Members of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire around 2:30 Sunday morning on East Third Street that took the life of one Superior resident and destroyed the garage.

Investigators have not yet submitted their reports related to a fire in the predawn hours that claimed the life of a former Express employee, Tonya Anson Pohlman, 53.

A next door neighbor, Matt Thompson, turned in the alarm a few minutes before 2:30 Sunday morning. When members of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department arrived at 526 East Third, the location of the fire, flames were shooting through the garage roof.

While a free-standing structure, the garage was located next to the Pohlman home and only a few feet from the home of Betty Butler. Firemen were able to mostly contain the fire to...

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