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Fire destroys garage near Merrill


MERRILL, Wis. (WSAU) -- Along with the snowy weather, emergency crews had to battle a fire near Merrill Tuesday night.

The Merrill Fire Department was called to a garage fire at W4708 County Road G in the Town of Merrill. Incident Command along with four Merrill Fire personnel units responded to find a fully involved fire in a detached garage.

Two Merrill Police Officers shoveled a path to the fire hydrant across the street from the structure. Merrill fire units were on scene for about two hours. The cause of the fire is believed to be a wood burning stove in the garage, and it is not considered suspicious. The structure and contents of the garage were a total loss. there were no injuries were reported.