BARRON COUNTY -- Sheriff Fitzgerald says the cause of a house fire on Monday in Barron County is being investigated, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

(Press Release) -- On Monday morning, August 12, 2019, at about 2:30 a.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the homeowner, at 216 30th Street New Auburn, who reported her house was on fire. The New Auburn Fire Department, Mayo Ambulance, and Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department responded.

The homeowner, Tonia Morrison, 45, was subsequently transported with non-life threatening smoke insulation injuries to an area hospital in Eau Claire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, New Auburn Fire Department, and the State Fire Marshall. Damage to the residence is substantial.

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff

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