DURAND, Wis. (WEAU) -- An overnight fire may have caused more than $500,000 in damage as it leveled a warehouse and destroyed three vehicles.
Durand Fire Chief Pit Plumer says firefighters responded to Glaus Brothers Contracting just after 1 a.m. Monday. It's on U.S. Highway 10 about two miles east of Durand. A passerby in a car called in a report of a fire on the property. Plumer says the roof of the 60-foot-by-120-foot warehouse was collapsing when crews got there. Crews had the fire under control in about two hours. Plumer says the fire likely started in a shop on the property, but the cause is undetermined right now. He says the circumstances surrounding the fire are not suspicious. Nobody was inside the building at the time of the fire, and nobody was hurt.
Plumer believes the fire caused nearly $500,000 in damage or more. He says the owners are insured.