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No injuries reported in Portage County apartment fire

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 10:58 PM CST
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PORTAGE COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) - No one was injured after a fire destroyed a four unit apartment building in the Town of Dewey Tuesday night.

Emergency crews from both Portage and Marathon counties responded to the fire on the 1100 block of Couty Rd DB just before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the Dewey Fire Department’s Facebook page, everyone was able to get out of the apartment building safely. One of those residents was Terry Ashenbrenner, a Vietnam veteran who is left wondering what he will do next.

Ashenbrenner says his landlord kicked his door open and told him to get out of the building. All he could see was smoke and wasn’t sure where the fire was coming from until he got outside. “The flames were in the furnace area”, he said.

“I need a place to live now. It’s just sad that this kind of happened at this of the year but it always seems there’s something like this that happens on the holidays”, said Ashenbrenner.

A captain with the Dewey Fire Department tells Newschannel 7 the American Red Cross is assisting those who were displaced by the fire.

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