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Woman jumps from third floor of apartment building to escape fireSubmitted: 05/27/2018
WAUSAU -
A fire at a Wausau apartment complex Sunday prompted one woman to jump from the third floor of the building to escape. 

Firefighters responded to the fire at an apartment complex on Thomas St. and 10th St. at around 12:30 p.m. according to Wausau Fire Battalion Chief Allan Antolik.

Antolik said it took about half an hour to put out the fire. The 10-unit apartment building has no vacancies, and Antolik said it took a while to evacuate everyone inside.

Resident Eric Habley, who is also a member of the National Guard, attempted to catch the woman who jumped from the third floor. However, Habley says the woman slipped through his arms and her head hit the pavement. 

That woman was taken to a hospital. One other person was also injured during the fire. Antolik says the extent of their injuries is unknown.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Antolik said the building is now uninhabitable. It is unknown how many people were inside the building at the time. 

The full story will air Sunday night on Newswatch 12 at 10.





Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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