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updated 6:41 PM CDT, Oct 21, 2014

Fire at Marathon County Highway Department Garage

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(4/18/14) Fire heavily damaged a county highway department garage early today in central Wisconsin, causing at least one-and-a-half million dollars of damage.

 Fire-fighters were called just after 2:50 this morning to the Marathon County satellite garage about 15 miles north of Marshfield on Highway 97.  No one was hurt.  Officials said a half-dozen highway trucks, a skid steer, and a front-end loader were damaged.  Other damage was possible, and authorities said the dollar-estimate could be increased later today.  A passing motorist saw the fire and called 9-1-1.  No one was hurt.  Sheriff's investigators are trying to determine how it started.  Fire departments from Stratford and Edgar were called.

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