Firefighters battle flames at remote Douglas Co. home

By KBJR News 1

March 14, 2014 Updated Mar 15, 2014 at 10:09 AM CDT

Summit Township, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Firefighters spent five hours battling a fire at a rural home Friday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the house at 8889 State Highway 35 around noon. The house was engulfed in flames.

Officials say the home owner noticed flames coming from the wood stove and called 9-1-1.

The three story home is considered a total loss.

The house is only reachable via a quarter mile long utility road off of State Highway 35.

Fire Crews had to go in one at a time with tanker trucks, come back out, swap trucks and go back in, which made fighting the fire even more difficult.

The American Red Cross has stepped in to assist the three occupants of the home.

"When you lose everything, it's very devastating. That's where the Red Cross comes in handy You cant replace the personal items but at least you can get on with your life and have some clothes and a place to stay and start to recuperate," said Town of Summit Fire Chief Steven Fegraeus.

No one was injured in the fire.

The cause is believed to be the woodstove, but that remains under investigation at this time.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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