Destroyed B & B Not Licensed For Guests
NEW ULM, Minn. - The bed and breakfast house that caught fire, killing six people in New Ulm, Minnesota had not been recently inspected and was not licensed for guests. New Ulm fire marshal Ellwood Zabel says he did not do an annual inspection of the Bohemian Bed and Breakfast because the owner said it would not be used for guests. City records show owner Roberta McCrea did not apply for a license to use the house for lodging in 2011. Authorities have not identified the victims of the fire Saturday, but family members say McCrea, her daughter, Abby, 15, and daughter, Savannah, 3, were among the victims. Four others escaped the fire. Wilfred Uhing says his father, Andy Uhing of rural Hartington, Nebraska also died in the fire, while his mother, Sandy, escaped. Another couple who were friends of the Uhings, Joe and Dian Bergman, also died in the fire. They were former Hartington residents living in Centuria, Wisconsin.