NEW HOLSTEIN, Wis.(WHBL) - People who escape an apartment fire in New Holstein say the 42 year old woman killed was a hero for helping them get clear. The fire in downtown New Holstein was reported at about 6:45 a.m. yesterday morning. Four people managed to get out, but they had to seek treatment at a hospital. New Holstein police say Nicole Masucci died in the first and her neighbors say that happened because Masucci was making sure they got out. Fire crews don’t know what started the fire, but they say it began in a kitchen area on the lower level. The State Fire Marshal’s office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating. The four residents taken to the hospital were treated and released.