- Some county highway workers now have an even more valid reason to want winter to end.
A fire at a Marathon County highway garage near Edgar made eight heavy machines, including snowplows, unusable.
A driver saw the fire just before 3 o'clock Friday morning.
There is more than $2 million in damage.
The damaged snowplows were used to clear state highways in western Marathon County.
"Right now, if we were to have some major winter storms coming in, we would be scrambling a little bit. Hopefully, the weather is going to give us a break. I've already been in contact with Wood County. We're going to be working with Wood County to help us out, covering some of the roads," Marathon County Highway Commissioner Jim Griesbach said on Friday.
Investigators haven't found a cause of the fire yet.
Six snowplows, a front end loader, and a skid steer were in the building during the fire.
"With the trucks damaged in there, two of them, we know, are completely destroyed, and the other ones, we're going to see if we can salvage them," said Griesbach.
The Edgar and Stratford Fire Departments put out the fire.
|Story By: Ben Meyer
|Photo By: Marathon County Sheriff's Department