UDPATE: Cause of Wausau Fire Not Yet Determined

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email
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UPDATE: Weds 2:48 PM, Jan. 28, 2014

The Wausau Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Krueger says the cause of a fire that destroyed a home on Grand Avenue in Wausau is still under investigation.

Inspectors remained on scene more than eight hours after the fire was initially reported.

Tuesday's temperatures made fighting the fire extremely difficult. The Wausau Department of Public Works sanded a portion of Grand Avenue after the the road became icy to prevent slips and fall for the firefighters.

Battalion Chief Krueger says no fire fighters needed medical care due to the weather.

With the wind chill, temps in the Wausau area felt like -25.

A one block stretch of Grand Avenue between Manson Street and Townline Road was still closed at 3 p.m.

ORIGINAL STORY: Tues 9:58 PM, Jan. 28, 2014

The Wausau Fire Department is at the scene of a vacant house fire located at 1209 Grand Avenue in Wausau.

Dispatch received a call just after 9 a.m.

Our crews at the scene say they see heavy smoke and flames.
A one block stretch of Grand Avenue between Manson Street and Townline Road is closed.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 7 for the very latest on this developing story.

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