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Garage fire spreads to home in Minocqua, no injuriesSubmitted: 01/21/2018
Story By Phylicia Ashley

Garage fire spreads to home in Minocqua, no injuries
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.


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