UPDATE: No Charges Expected in Wausau Garage Fire

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: 6/19 at 2:40 p.m.

No charges are expected to be filed against an elderly homeowner who accidentally caused his garage to burn down.

The Wausau Fire Department responded to a fire at 804 22nd Place around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday in Wausau for the report of the garage fire.

Investigators say the homeowner was burning grass clipping in his garage when the fire got out of control and eventually spread to the home.

The garage was completely destroyed as crews worked to save the home.

A building inspector will determine if the house is safe for the homeowners to return to.

ORIGINAL STORY: 6/18 at 11:38 a.m.

The Wausau Fire Department has responded to house fire on on the 800 block of 22nd Place on Wausau's westside.

The fire started in the garage and spread to the home. Crews were paged out around 11 a.m.

The Red Cross has been paged to assist the people living in the home.

The Wausau Fire Department says the preliminary cause of the fire is negligent burning.

NewsChannel 7 has crew at the scene and will bring you the latest information as it becomes available.

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