- A Saturday afternoon fire burned a garage to the ground. It happened on Anna Road in Merrill.
Just after one o'clock fire crews from Merrill, Russell, Pine River and the DNR were called to a home.
The homeowner said he and his wife started a fire in a burn barrel behind the garage hours before.
The garage was totally destroyed along with everything inside. The fire is still being investigated.
Written By: Lyndsey Stemm