UPDATE: At least 5 displaced after Wisconsin Rapids fire

Officials are still working to determine what caused the fire. No injuries have been reported.
Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 6:29 AM CST
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WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department tells NewsChannel 7 that at least five people are displaced after a fire at an apartment complex on 1st Street North Monday night.

In a Facebook post, WRFD says that all the residents were out of the home prior to the department arriving. There were no injuries.

The post says that the below zero temperatures while working with water presented unique challenges for the firefighters on the scene.

The building sustained extreme damage due to the flames.

The post also released details about another fire on February 8 on 9th Avenue North.

Crews were able to prevent a major loss to a home there thanks to a quick knockdown by the first arriving engine on the scene. No injuries were reported in that fire.

WRFD says that Port Edwards, Grand Rapids, Biron and Nekoosa Fire Departments all responded, as well as Saratoga First Responders and Nekoosa EMS.

The Wisconsin Rapids Police and Public Works departments helped with both scenes and the fire department says Kwik Trip donated food, coffee and hot chocolate to families impacted.

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