MINOCQUA - Firefighters got called to a fire in Minocqua around 3 p.m. Sunday. A fire broke out in the garage of a home on West Squaw Lake Road and quickly spread throughout the house. When firefighters arrived the garage was completely engulfed in flames.
Due to the secluded location of the house firefighters had to set up a water filling station about a mile away at the Birch Trail Resort. "There's really no good spot to get water we don't have any fire hydrants this way or within about 20 miles of here actually," said Minocqua Fire Department Chief Andy Petrowski.
Petrowski said the five departments that responded to the scene set up 9 water tanks. The department ran water from a nearby lake and attacked the fire from the attic.
"Right now about to do some mop up and investigation it does appear it started in the attached garage," said Petrowski.
Petrowski said the home is not a total loss but there was extreme water and smoke damage. The couple inside the home got out safely.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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