Hot grease causes home and garage fire near Merrill
- On a chilly, wet day, hot grease seems to be the culprit for burning a house down in Lincoln County Tuesday.
Lincoln County crews responded to a fire on Pope Road just north of Merrill around 2 p.m. A garage and adjacent home were both on fire.
The homeowner told police she put hot grease into a garbage can in the garage.
She then added water, which caused sparks to fly up and light the insulation on fire.
Both the home and garage appear to be a total loss.
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