Fire leaves Lac du Flambeau home charred insideSubmitted: 05/31/2016
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - A fire destroyed the interior of a Lac du Flambeau home Monday night.

The fire started in the back bedroom of Vicki Doud's home.

All 10 residents of the home were there when the fire started. Everyone got out safely, but the inside is a charred mess.

The family isn't sure what started the fire. At first they thought it was just the pizza burning in the oven.

The family hopes the structure is still in good shape so that they can rebuild the interior, but they have lost all their personal belongings. 

Now the community is stepping up to help out Doud and her family. 

Doud used to sit on the Tribal Council.

"Now she's an elder, but she did a lot of this community and I see a lot of people trying to help her," said Doud's daughter Elizabeth Diver, who also lived in the home. "But I'm really thankful that everyone in the community is helping out, and anything they can do is greatly appreciated."

The family is in need of clothes, shoes and household items such as pots and plans.

There is also an account set up at the Chippewa Valley Bank for monetary donations.

The family is currently staying with an aunt on Chicog Street until they move into temporary housing later this week.

Story By: Katie Thoresen

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
 Print Story Print Story | Email Story Email Story


HAZELHURST - Late-night drivers will need to find another way to and from Minocqua Tuesday night.

Crews are closing US Highway 51 around the Bearskin Trail Bridge near Hazelhurst. They'll be putting in girders for a new bridge that will replace the iconic T-Bird Country bridge.

+ Read More

WAUSAU - In March, after a weeklong trial, a Marathon County jury found 16-year-old Dylan Yang guilty of first-degree reckless homicide. That verdict did not sit well with some people, especially those in the Hmong community.

Tuesday, hundreds of people got together in Wausau to bring awareness to violence in the community, bullying in schools, and what they think was a racially charged, unfair trial.

+ Read More

WOODRUFF - Eighth-graders at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Elementary presented a class gift Tuesday that was a little bit off the beaten path.

Their gift to the school was a new mountain bike trail, something they spent months fundraising for.

+ Read More

SPIRIT - On Monday, Edwin Blomberg stood at a podium and delivered Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address to a crowded Spirit Town Hall in southern Price County.

But there was nothing on the podium.

Blomberg, well into his 90s, recited the the speech completely from memory.

+ Read More
+ More Local News


TOMAH - After the deaths of several veterans, a review of the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center finds "systemic failures."

A staff report by the Republican majority of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee was released Today.

It found the VA inspector general's office discounted evidence and testimony.

+ Read More

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police are looking for two suspects who were in a stolen vehicle that crashed into a car and killed two people, including a young boy.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims Tuesday as 46-year-old Danielle Triggs and 8-year-old Taeshawn Griffin. Triggs died in Friday's crash. Griffin died Sunday at Children's Hospital.

+ Read More

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI - A woman accused of killing a Michigan man who disappeared in 2014 has been ordered to receive a competency exam.

The Daily News of Iron Mountain reports that a judge on Tuesday granted a prosecutor's request to have 33-year-old Kelly Cochran evaluated.

+ Read More

ABRAMS, WI - Sheriff's officials have searched a golf course in Oconto County as they look for a man who exchanged gunfire with a deputy.

Oconto County Sheriff Michael Jansen says the search of Pine Acres Golf Course in Abrams Tuesday morning hasn't turned up anything.

+ Read More
+ More Regional News

Click Here