Crews were fighting a fire at the Marathon County Landfill in the Town of Ringle Sunday Early Evening. They were actively fighting a fire in the landfill itself.
Wittenburg, City of Wausau Tender (Tanker), Birnamwood, Maine, Edgar, Kronenwettter, Ringle, Easton, SAFER and Hatley fire departments responded to the call. Salvation Army was also on scene assisting with Water for the emergency personnel.
Chris Kielman Ringle Fire Chief tells reporters the fire department has responded multiple times to the landfill nothing recently. Chief Kielman says when units arrived on scene the fire was approx. 100 x 100. No injuries were reported. Chief Kielman says crews will be on scene for several more hours making sure of no flair ups.
Marathon County Solid Waste Department Director Meleesa Johnson says No cause will be determined speculation is Hot Coals from the grill or Cell Phone Batteries, Johnson says just because your phone battery is not able to power your cell phones but “JUICE” is still enough to get HOT from the sun and start a fire. Johnson has her crews spreading trash away as fire fighters spray the area down with water. Johnson says no equipment was damaged. Lastly Johnson wants to Thank Everyone Who called into report the smoke because with out them it could have been a lot worse not only to the landfill but the neighboring area.
A family was out tubing A young boy inner-tubing behind the boat went under the water and that prompted the sister and man, who is their step-father to try to find him in the water. The man was able to get the boy back in the boat, but he then went under. The kids and their mother along with two dogs made it back to shore. First responders were paged to the river near Memorial Park in Wausau around 2 p.m. Thursday. Marathon County Dive Team was also brought in. current wind conditions are making it dangerous for the search. It’s challenging for the dive team under the water, but they are using sonar equipment. A helicopter was paged at the beginning of the search, but was called off due to windy conditions, it is also why a drone was not used in the search. The Seatch was called off at 9:15PM Thursday. Search crews will be back out Friday morning at 7AM. WGWI-PUBLICATIONS will follow this situation and bring you any updates on our Facebook Page Search WGWI-PUBLICATIONS.
Crews have been working since mid- morning on securing the area of downtown Clintonville after a gas leak forced an evacuation of businesses and residents near the area of East 12th and Main. Crews have been working since the morning hours. Emergency crews cleared just before 3PM.
**UPDATE** From Clintonville Fire Chief Shane Krueger: Cause is still under investigation but would appear to be electrical in nature with extent of damage contained to to the kitchen of the home.
Clintonville Fire Department was paged at 5:00 AM to 15 East 14th Street for a reported house fire. Fire was contained to the kitchen of the home. Clintonville Ambulance and Clintonville Police assisted at the scene. No injuries were reported.
Clintonville Fire Department was paged to 32 North 12th Street at 2:00PM for a House Fire…. No injuries were reported… Unknown Damage caused from what I could see the fire started in the attic….. Embarrass Fire Clintonville Ambulance and Clintonville Police assisted Clintonville Fire at the scene…