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Multiple agencies respond to fire at Linetec

Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 2:13 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Multiple departments responded and put out a fire at Linetec in Wausau at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Responding agencies include Wausau, Mosinee, Riverside, SAFER, Kronenwetter, Town of Easton and Town of Maine.

Employees evacuated safely to the outside of the warehouse.

Battalion Chief Kraig Kruzen of the Wausau Fire Department said the fire occurred during, what they call, the industrial process on one of the machines.

Earlier in the afternoon, smoke could be seen coming from the top of the building, but it has since gone down.

He also said as crews spent more time trying to put out the fire, they realized they needed more help than expected.

“Shortly after being here, we did recognize that the fire was still growing, possibly flammable liquids. We ended up bringing it up to a second alarm level which brought fire departments all the way down from [Stevens] Point, Marshfield and North Merrill, also the local departments were here too,” he said.

Kruzen wanted to thank all of the area departments that helped put out this fire and no one was left injured.

As for the building, it remains in good shape, but some equipment will need to be removed.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Linetec provides architectural finishing, such as painting and coating.

The building is located at 7500 Stewart Ave.

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