BARRON COUNTY -- A garage fire in the city of Rice Lake has caused an estimated $80,000 in damage, according to a press release from the Rice Lake Fire Department.

Press Release

At approximately 6:56 am on Sunday, February 7 ,2021, the Rice Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 1515 Haugen Avenue in the City of Rice Lake. All occupants were reported to be outside of the residence.

The first fire department arrived on-scene at approximately 6:59 am. Heavy smoke and fire were showing from the attic of the attached two-car garage.

An attack with two 1-3/4” attack lines was initiated. The garage door was cut away and the two-vehicles in the garage were removed by firefighters.

The fire was placed under control at approximately 7:15 am. Extensive overhaul was required to ensure that all hot spots had been extinguished.

The garage are suffered heavy fire damage with moderate smoke damage throughout the living area of the one-story structure.

The estimated dollar loss is placed at $80,000, structure and contents.  

All fire units cleared the scene at approximately 9:21 am.

Seventeen (17) firefighters, one engine, one tender, one aerial ladder platform, and one command vehicle, responded to the incident.

Marshfield Medical Center (MMC) provided a paramedic ambulance crew for the duration of the incident. No injuries were reported.

Traffic control was provided by the Rice Lake Police Department.

Temperature at the time of the incident was -23F.

The property is owned by Steve and Jill Roux.


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