UPDATE: Man, 20, Facing Charges in Wausau Fire

By: Al Knox Email
By: Al Knox Email

A 20-year-old man is expected to be charged after he accidentally set fire to a home on Wausau's westside.

Around 1:50 pm on Monday, officers from the Wausau Police Department were dispatched to the home on the 3000 block of Wildwood Lane in reference to a structure fire.

The Wausau Fire Department Battalion Chief says the man was burning papers in a metal pan when it got out of control. No one was injured, but a pet cat did die in the fire. The house sustained fire and smoke damage to the basement and main floor. The family will not be able to stay there until repairs are made.

The man is expected to be charged with negligent handling of burning materials.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 185924932 - wsaw.com/a?a=185924932