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UPDATE: Dunn Co. home a total loss after fire


Rural Wheeler (WQOW) - What started as a chimney fire ended up destroying a house in Dunn County.

The fire broke out late Sunday night at a home on Highway 170 between Wheeler and Colfax.   Menomonie firefighters say the chimney fire spread to the roof.  

The home is a total loss with damage estimated at $120,000.

A woman who was home at the time was able to escape safely, along with several pets.


Dunn Co. (WQOW) - A fire that started in the chimney of a home caused nearly $120,000 in damage. 

The Menomonie Fire Department says it was called to a fire at a home on Highway 170 in the Town of Tainter around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.  Crews say the blaze started in the chimney and spread to the roof.  One person was home at the time and was able to get out uninjured.  Colfax firefighters were called in to help put out the blaze.

Crews say the fire caused $120,000 in damage and the home is now unlivable. 


Dunn Co. (WQOW) - Crews were still on scene early Monday morning after responding to a chimney fire in the Town of Tainter in Dunn County. The fire was reported Sunday night around 11:15 p.m. when the blaze spread from the chimney to the roof of a home on Highway 170.

At last report the fire was knocked down but again crews were still on scene early Monday morning. We'll pass along new information as it becomes available.

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