The Department of Natural Resources has established a hotline which residents potentially impacted by the Germann Road Fire in Douglas County can call to learn about the status of their homes and property. Meanwhile firefighters continue to extinguish hotspots and shore up fire lines.
The ATF announced Wednesday it's offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the arson fire that caused an estimated $1.5 million in damage to the St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts early Tuesday morning.
Some 70 firefighters from six departments spent several hours early Sunday fighting a house fire in an isolated development which overlooks the St. Croix River, just across from the City of Stillwater.
Wisconsin News Addressing the media following a ceremony to honor Wisconsin utility workers who assisted in rebuilding after hurricane Sandy, Gov. Scott Walker said attention should be focused on victims and families right now, not speculating on prevention.
The St. Croix County Sheriff’s department has identified the victim in a rural Somerset house fire late Friday.
Thomas H. Cook, 70, was found dead in his house at 2107 County Rd. I. A deputy was dispatched at 11:59 p.m., Oct. 5.
PRESCOTT -- Four people were transported to area hospitals from a fire scene between Prescott and Ellsworth Sunday while firefighters from two departments worked to snuff flames that heavily damaged a garage and an nearby vacant dairy barn at a Hwy. 10 farmstead.
Lightning is being blamed for a Saturday night fire which destroyed two homes in Hudson. Meanwhile, a Bruce woman who was reportedly refused employment commandeered a construction crane and damaged a car and officials say the Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Perrot State Park, marking the infestation's spread to western Wisconsin. Plus more state news.
A fire at a maintenance shop just north of North Hudson Sunday afternoon did extensive damage to the building and equipment inside the building. The fire was at the shop of Boumeester & Sons Excavating, 1070 Highway 35, in the town of Hudson.
Officials from the Baldwin office of the WDNR and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hope to burn at least 19 parcels totaling 907 acres in Polk, St. Croix and Pierce counties this spring in coming weeks to improve wildlife habitat and spur growth of new vegetation.
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