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UPDATE: Burned woman in good condition after fire; house a total loss

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Press Release from the Eleva Fire Department: The Eleva Fire Department was called to a house fire on State Road 93 about one mile north of Eleva. It was reported that there was also one person who had suffered burns. Upon arrival of the fire department the house was found to be nearly totally involved, with flames visible on three of the four sides.

The lone occupant at the time of the fire, Devon Becker (female), told responders she was trying to light the fire place when an "explosion" occurred. She appeared to have been knocked unconscious and came too a short time later, finding the walls in the house on fire. She was able to get out on her own. Eleva First Responders, Osseo Ambulance and Mayo One Helicopter treated her for her injuries and she was flown to a hospital in the Twin Cities where her condition was later reported as good.

Highway 93 was closed for approximately three hours due to the high volume of fire department tanker traffic. The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department, Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department and Eleva Police Department assisted with traffic control.

The Eleva Fire department was assisted by Strum Fire Department, Eau Claire Township Fire Department, Osseo Fire Department and Mondovi Fire Department. Firefighters were on scene until after 1:00 a.m. Firefighting was made difficult due to the near 0 degree temperatures and the age of the structure. The Eleva Fire Department was called back to the scene at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday due to a re-kindling of the fire. No firefighters or other responders were injured as a result of this incident. One dog and two cats perished in the blaze. Another dog was injured and treated at an unknown veterinary hospital. The house, attached garage and contents are considered a total loss.

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Eleva (WQOW) - A woman is flown to the hospital with burns, following a house fire in Trempealeau County. The extent of her injuries and her name are not known.

The fire started around five o'clock Saturday night. Emergency crews battled the blaze at a home near Eleva on Highway 93. Mayo One was called out to transport the woman to the hospital. Authorities believe she was the only one home at the time of the fire. Multiple fire departments spent several hours on scene battling not only the fire itself, but cold temperatures as well.

"We have problems with things freezing up, guys getting cold, and equipment freezing, that's for sure. It was fully engulfed in flames, so the second floor was burnt out of it, so we can't send men in," says Roger Lokken, the Eleva Fire Department's Assistant Chief.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Highway 93 was blocked for several hours Saturday night while firefighters worked to put the fire out. The house is a total loss.

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Eleva (WQOW) - A woman is flown to the hospital with burns after a house fire in Trempealeau County. The extent of her injuries is unknown. The Eleva Fire Department says the fire broke out just before 5 p.m. Saturday night at a house just north of Eleva on Highway 93.

Highway 93 has now been reopened, after a one mile stretch was closed for several hours near the area. Multiple fire departments fought the flames for hours.

The Eleva Fire Department says the house is a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Eleva (WQOW) - One person has been flown to the hospital following a house fire in Trempealeau County. Part of Highway 93 near County Road U near Eleva was shut down around 5:00 Saturday night. Our reporter on scene says one person was put into the Mayo One Helicopter. Their condition is unknown. The house is fully engulfed, and multiple fire crews are there. We'll bring you more information as soon as it's available.

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