UPDATE: Man Escapes Safely from Stevens Point House Fire

UPDATE: 5:12 a.m., Aug. 1, 2014.

Stevens Point Fire Chief Bob Finn told NewsChannel 7 that crews have returned from the scene.

They returned around 2 a.m.

Officials said the fire broke out at a home on the 1200 block of River View Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Finn said a man was home at the time of the fire, but no one was hurt.

The fire started in a crawl space, spread to a wall and then went to the attic, according to Finn.

One firefighter was treated and released from an area hospital for heat exhaustion.

Finn said investigators will return to the scene Friday morning, but the fire is not considered to be suspicious.

There is moderate to severe damage to the home.
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Original Story 11:01 p.m., July 31, 2014.

A house fire is being reported on the 1200 block of Riverview Avenue in Stevens Point.

A viewer has sent us a photo which shows fire crews on the scene.

According to a dispatcher at the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, the fire broke out around 9:30 p.m.

Newschannel 7 is gathering more information about the fire and will bring you additional updates as soon as they become available.


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