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UPDATE: Supper club damaged in early morning fire

Several departments were called to the structure in the Town of Day.
Published: Aug. 14, 2020 at 4:58 AM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Fire crews are still monitoring hot spots at the Buck-A-Neer Supper Club after a fire early Friday morning. With the fire out, an investigation will begin into the cause.

The fire was first reported around 2:30 a.m. according Chief Tim Carey of the Stratford Area Fire Department. In an interview with NewsChannel 7, Carey said he lives nearby and was among the first on the scene.

“Our Engine 1 from Stratford responded on scene first and our interior crew went in and knocked down the fire almost immediately,” Chief Carey said. Help soon arrived from other area fire departments including Mosinee, Spencer, Auburndale, and McMillan.

Stratford area firefighters respond to a fire at a rural Marathon County supper club
Stratford area firefighters respond to a fire at a rural Marathon County supper club(WSAW)

The initial investigation shows the fire started in the kitchen of an upstairs apartment before spreading to the roof. Damage to the apartment was extensive while water damage is now apparent in the supper club, according to Carey. There are no reports of injuries.

Because of the building’s location in rural Marathon County, crews pulled water from a nearby pond to fight the flames. County Road C was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

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