- A Saturday afternoon fire burned a garage to the ground.
It happened just after one o'clock on Anna Road in Merrill.
Police say say they could see smoke from miles away.
It took crews from Merrill, Russell, Pine River and the DNR to get the fire under control.
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: Shardaa Gray