Merrill firefighters respond to garage blaze
Just after midnight on Thursday, Merrill firefighters responded to a structure fire on the 500 block of North Prospect Street in the City of Merrill.
The structure was a detached garage behind the main residence and was heavily involved with fire upon arrival. MFD Engine-62, Truck-63, and Med-62 all responded immediately to the scene. When personnel arrived, they confirmed no one was inside the building and used hose lines to quickly extinguish the blaze. Crews also had to safely mitigate around downed power lines until Wisconsin Public Service arrived and cut the power. Rescue-64 responded to the scene later as well with off-duty MFD personnel.
Damage from the fire is estimated to be around $5,000.
“The fire was well involved when we got there, but our personnel did a great job knocking down the fire,” reported Battalion Chief Tadd Wegener.
Merrill Fire and Police are still actively investigating the cause of this fire.