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Fire Burns Rhinelander Apartment BuildingSubmitted: 05/24/2013
Story By WJFW News Team


RHINELANDER - People jumped from a second story window to escape an early morning fire in Rhinelander.

Just after two this morning, the Rhinelander fire department rushed to 254 Westhill Road.

Half of a four unit apartment building was already in flames when they got there.

Five people living in the building had already gotten out.

Three of them jumped from a second story window to make it to safety.

Four people were treated for injuries at the scene, then taken to St. Mary's hospital to be looked over.

The building is a total loss.

The Red Cross is helping the people who lived in the apartment building with food, clothing and a place to stay.


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