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Fire engulfs Eagle River homeSubmitted: 02/20/2017
Story By Dakota Sherek

Fire engulfs Eagle River home
EAGLE RIVER - Firefighters arrived to a home filled with flames earlier on Monday in Eagle River. It took three different fire departments to put out the fire.

It happened at a house on Highway 17 north of the Highway 45 junction. The emergency call came in just before 11 Monday morning. The Eagle River Fire Department was first on the scene.


"We used the water we had and then we called in, we pulled the MABAS box alarm, got Conover's engine tanker, and we also got a tanker come in from Three Lakes to give us water that we needed for the scene," said Eagle River Firefighter Tanner Perry.

The property owner and his dog were in town at the time of the fire. The Vilas County Sheriff's office notified the owner. The house couldn't be saved.

"The house was fully engulfed; all corners were fully engulfed there was nothing we could really do but put it out, we weren't going to be able to save anything," said Perry.

At this time firefighters don't know what caused the fire.


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