Crews called back out to fire in Chippewa Falls


CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)-- UPDATE: Crews were back at the scene of a house fire in Chippewa Falls Wednesday afternoon after the fire rekindled.

The Chippewa Falls Fire Department says flames were hidden in the walls and rekindled Wednesday afternoon but it was quickly put out.

Crews first responded around 1 a.m. Wednesday after an on-duty Chippewa Falls Police officer noticed flames coming from the second story of the house on Spring and Island Streets.

The house had three apartment units. No people were hurt, but crews say a dog died in the fire.

The fire caused $30,000 in smoke and fire damage. Firefighters believe it started in a second story living room of one of the apartments but the cause is still under investigation.
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)-- A fire causes more than $30,000 damage to a house in Chippewa Falls.

The Chippewa Falls Fire Department worked overnight Tuesday into Wednesday putting out the flames at the corner of Spring and Island Street.

The house had three apartment units. No people were hurt, but crews say a dog died in the fire.

"Nobody was home. It was actually found by a Chippewa Falls Police Officer. The Chippewa Falls Police station is only a block away. They were driving by and saw the flames and called it in," said Tom Larson, Chippewa Falls Fire Chief.

There is both smoke and water damage to the house.
The cause is still under investigation.
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)-- A dog has died in a house fire in Chippewa Falls.

Crews were called to the fire at 103 1/2 Island Street around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

An on-duty Chippewa Falls Police officer on patrol notified Chippewa County 9-1-1 dispatch of flames coming from the second story of the house. Initial fire units arrived on scene and observed heavy flames and smoke coming from two windows on the northwest side of the second story.

The house contained several apartments, and all residents of the building made it out of the house safely, but a tenants dog was killed.

A total of 15 firefighters were on scene for approximately three hours.

There is extensive damage to the second floor apartment with smoke and water damage to the other two apartments in the building.

Initial damage estimates are $30,000.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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