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Rhinelander Fire Department share fire tips during fall seasonSubmitted: 10/17/2017
Rhinelander Fire Department share fire tips during fall season
Story By Natalie Cardona

RHINELANDER - Chilly fall weather might make you want to curl up next to your space heater or fire place, but those heating sources bring some fire risks with them.

You should never leave space heaters unattended.

That includes when you sleep.

Pets or small children can tip over the unit and start a fire.

This is probably the first time the furnace is on since winter, so you will want to change the filter and check your chimneys, too.

"They've been sitting all summer. You want to make sure those get cleaned. We see a lot of chimney fire this time of year," says firefighter Justin Feaker.


The Rhinelander Fire Department reminds people of daylight saving time coming up on November 5th.

That is a good time to check out smoke alarms.

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Casa Mexicana brought out the works to honor those who served.


Veterans got to eat free throughout Sunday afternoon. Then they got discounted dinners for the rest of the night.


Owner Alejandro Jacinto said he wanted to do something special for all of those who fought for our freedom.


"There were a lot of people here this morning. We saw a lot of happy faces," said Jacinto. "A lot of people didn't even know about it, so when they came here and saw they were going to get a free meal they were just so grateful. But really we are the ones that are grateful."


This was the restaurant's first time providing free meals to veterans.


They plan to move to a new location in Rhinelander in the beginning of December.



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The event was a fundraiser for the Rhinelander homeless shelter.

The money raised will go towards everyday necessities to keep the shelter running.

People in the area packed Nativity of our Lord church to show their support.

"We normally average between 100 and 170 people," said NATH Administrative Assistant Tammy Dye. "We set up for 200 today and there is not very many empty spots. So it's going very well."

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