Firefighters battle Redgranite house fire for six hours

It would take five fire departments six hours to extinguish a blaze that began at a house on Pine River Street in Redgranite at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5.

According to Redgranite Firefighter Rob Wilcox, the woman living at the residence heard electrical pops and saw smoke, but the initial call was made by a Village of Redgranite water employee who drove past the house. The resident, along with her children, were able to evacuate the house safely.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but found the fire to be wind-driven having started on the west side of the house, stated Wilcox. “(The fire) was very difficult to manage and took a lot of work to get it out,” he added. “The firefighters were able to save part of the front of the house where the family had valuables; however, house is unfortunately unlivable.”

The Redgranite Fire Department requested assistance from Wautoma, Poy Sippi, Berlin and Neshkoro. Waushara Emergency Medical Services and American Red Cross also responded to the scene. The family is currently staying with relatives.

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