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Hot lawnmower sparks deck fire in Eau Claire

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Eau Claire (WQOW)-  It wasn't long after the lawn had been mowed, and the mower put away, that thick black smoke could be seen coming from the deck of a home on Sherman Creek Road. 

Firefighters were called to 2115 Sherman Creek Road around 8:00 p.m, and found that the deck was on fire. Several Eau Claire Police officers were already there and had dragged a burning lawn mower from under the deck. The fire was extinguished. Thanks to the quick work by fire and police, the home was saved. 

The people who lived there said they had just finished mowing the lawn, had parked the riding mower under the wood deck and, minutes later, looked out the window to see thick, black smoke. 

The fire department says the damage was estimated at $8,000. 

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