UPDATE: Family Displaced After House Fire in Merrill

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE April 26th, 2014 3:51 PM

A Merrill family is displaced tonight after a fire appears to have started in the basement of the home they were renting.

Merrill Fire Captain Scott Krause tells NewsChannel 7 the family was in an unattached garage at the time the fire started. Neighbors saw the smoke coming from the home and called the fire department.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the basement, although smoke filled the house. The basement is extensively damaged.

The house is a rental home. The family will be allowed back in the home to collect their belongings, but they will have to find another place to stay.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No pets or people were in the home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.

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After battling a factory fire earlier this afternoon, crews have been dispatched to a reported house fire in Merrill.

The call came in shortly before 3:00 PM Saturday afternoon. Crews were dispatched to a home on N. Genesse St. in Merrill.

No further details are known at this time. We do have a crew on the way to the scene. Stay with NewsChannel 7 for the latest on this fire.


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