Crews Battle Fire in Downtown Antigo

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email
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UPDATE: 3/20 at 8:40 p.m.

Fire officials tell WSAW the cause of the fire at Peep's Pawn Store is still undetermined. Around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, a person passing by the store noticed smoke coming from a window and called police. Four fire departments reported and the structure was eventually knocked down.

On Monday, crews were called to the residence above the pawn store for a separate fire. The cause Monday's fire is a hotplate that was left on when a resident went to sleep.

No one was hurt in either blaze. The cause of the fire on Wednesday is still under investigation.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 3/20 at 4:15 p.m.

Fire crews are at the scene of fire in Antigo's downtown.

The Sheriff's Department says the call came in around 3:30 p.m., for the report of a structure fire at Peep's Pawn Shop, which is on the corner of 5th Avenue and Clermont Street.

Authorities believe a fire at the same building earlier in the week rekindled Wednesday.

Our reporter at the scene says heavy smoke and flames are visible.

At this time the intersection is closed, and drivers are asked to avoid the area.


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