NEW INFORMATION: Chippewa Falls business fire causes nearly $5,000 in damage

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- Firefighters believe a grinder that was used to work on machinery caused a fire at an area business.

It happened Thursday afternoon at Koepl Excavating on Fourth Avenue in Chippewa Falls. Crews responded and found smoke coming from the roof. They found fire on the south wall when they got inside. Firefighters put out part of the fire, then found more flames in the wall on the south side of the building by using thermal imaging equipment. They put out the remaining fire from the top of the wall. Firefighters estimate the damage at $5,000. The rafters, wall framing, and steel sheeting near where the fire started were all damaged.

The fire was under control in about 40 minutes. Nobody was hurt.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 244293521 - weau.com/a?a=244293521