ANTIGO - We have more information for you about the fire that devastated an Antigo apartment building Sunday.
Antigo fire crews and state fire marshals wrapped up their investigation and the cause of the fire is undetermined. But Fire Chief Jon Petroskey says they can't rule out careless use of smoking materials.
The fire started on an upstairs balcony and the wind spread it to the attic area. Upper apartments were destroyed by water and falling burning material, while the downstairs has some smoke and water damage.
Chief Petroskey says an insurance adjuster will inspect the building and determine whether it's a total loss.
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RHINELANDER - Our record breaking snow storm left more than 6,000 people across the Northwoods without power.
WPS had to rely on 20 extra crews from Green Bay, Wausau and Menominee to restore power.
But getting to the outages was a challenge.
A representative for WPS says workers are expecting even more outages to be reported.
"Not all of the back roads are plowed yet and that's where a lot of outages are located," said Leah Van Zile, WPS Community Relations leader. "Throughout the day as the temperatures warm, we expect to receive additional calls due to the unloading of snow off of the tree branches."
Eagle River had one of the highest number of customers affected by the outages.
Representatives for WPS say this was one of the hardest winters they've had to deal with.
"We've had some really, really severe wind chills which has really made the temperatures below zero. Typically, only in emergencies do we work in those conditions," said Van Zile. "But pretty much any other time, whether it's a rain storm, a snow storm, a wind storm, our guys are out there working, getting that power back on."
The number of outages dropped below 4,000 since earlier today.
If you're still without power to call 1800-450-7240.
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