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Vacation Home Burns in Vilas CountySubmitted: 02/08/2013
Vacation Home Burns in Vilas County
PLUM LAKE - A fire at a vacation home in Plum Lake kept crews busy yesterday afternoon.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Office says it happened at 4 o'clock.

The building was a vacation home.

That house is a total loss, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Nobody was inside at the time, and thankfully there were no injuries.

Plum Lake fire and ambulance crews, along with Boulder Junction and St. Germain fire crews all helped to put the fire out.

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