No one injured in Christmas Eve apartment fire in Merrill

Crews are responding to a structure fire in the City of Merrill
Crews are responding to a structure fire in the City of Merrill(WSAW)
Published: Dec. 24, 2021 at 8:07 AM CST
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MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) - No one was injured after a fire damaged an apartment in Merrill Friday morning.

Crews responded to a 4-unit apartment building on the 700 block of North Memorial Drive just before 7:00 a.m. Friday. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the building. Only two of the four units were occupied and everyone was able to get out safely. Unfortunately, two cats died in the fire.

According to the Merrill Fire Department, the fire started in the kitchen of one of the unoccupied apartments. The cause is unknown at this time, however it does not appear to be intentional. The damage to the building is primarily limited to the apartment unit where the fire started, so the fire department is optimistic that the residents will be able to return to their apartments soon.

This is the Merrill Fire Department’s fourth structure fire since Thanksgiving.

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