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Fire destroys garage of a home in Lincoln County Submitted: 07/01/2015
LINCOLN COUNTY - A mother and her son will need to look for a temporary home.

A fire destroyed part of their home early Wednesday morning near Heafford Junction in Lincoln County. They weren't hurt.


"I was in bed sleeping when my Ma heard the alarm. She thought it was my alarm to get up and go to work today. She saw some smoke come into the house. She rushed to my room and said, 'Scott, get up, get up. There's a fire.' We high-tailed it out of the house really quick," said Scott Andersen who was in the home at the time of the fire.

The house on Daoust Road in the Town of Bradley near Tomahawk caught fire just before four in the morning. The Tomahawk and Nokomis Fire Departments fought the fire.

"When we got here the garage was totally involved. A short time later it was in the attic. We did get it stopped. The house is still intact. There's going to be a lot of smoke damage. There will definitely be fire damage in the attic area," said Tomahawk Fire Chief John Peeters.

"By the looks of it, it looks like a total loss," said Andersen.

The fire department isn't sure what caused the fire.

"When I came out of the house this morning, something on the left-hand side of the garage was engulfed in flames already. So, something on the left-hand side of the carport ignited it," said Andersen.

Andersen and his mother are grateful they are safe.

"I'm a little shaken up. I'm just amazed that something like this can happen to us. We made it out alive and that's the main thing," said Andersen.


Story By: Jeanine Ilacqua

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