Wausau House Fire 8-18-1

Wausau Fire Department was called for a reported upstairs apartment on fire at 406 7th  Street near the East Side of Wausau.

Flames could be seen coming out of an upstairs window. Animals needed to be rescued from the blaze unknown how many or the condition.  No injuries were reported.

No cause at this time Wausau Fire Marshall is being brought in.

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2 Vehicle Accident 6th & Wausau Ave. 8-15-17

Rescue Crews were called to the scene of a two vehicle accident Tuesday Afternoon 6th and Wausau Ave.. Upon arrival units found one vehicle on its side. Bystanders at the scene say one person was loaded into an ambulance. No other information available at this time.

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Marathon County Landfill Fire 7-30-17

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.

 

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Dehumidifier Malfunction Causes Fire Response in Wausau 7-19-17

Wausau Fire Department was paged to a residents on North 9th Avenue. & Maple Street for a report of a house filled with smoke.

It was later determined that a dehumidifier malfunctioned and caused the smoke. Officials say they don’t believe there was any damage to the structure.

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Wausau Missing Boater 6-15-17

Written & Photo’s By: Wayne Gauger

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.

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Green Bay Metro Fire Department Urges Caution With Fireworks Use

From: Green Bay Metro Fire Department Lt. Cody Johnson 

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On Independence Day in a typical year, more U.S. fires are reported than on any other day, and fireworks account for half of those fires, more than any other cause of fires. The Green Bay Metro Fire Department responds to several fires started by fireworks every year.  In 2014, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 10,500 people for fireworks related injuries! Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission report by Yongling Tu and Demar Granados In 2013 an estimated 15,600 reported fires including 1,400 structure fires and 200 vehicle fires are reported. Source: NFPA’s Fireworks report by Marty Ahrens, June 2016 The current law allows individuals to possess sparklers, snakes, smoke bombs, noisemakers, and spark fountains. These are the only legal fireworks to possess and use without a permit. Firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles, and mortars, are illegal to possess and use without a permit and may result in a citation. A permit may be obtained from your local jurisdiction, though most have very strict guidelines and onlya handful are awarded. Only permits issued by the local jurisdiction and signed by the proper designee (mayor, fire chief, etc) are legal. Permits issued by a fireworks stand are not valid. Safety tips for celebrating with legal fireworks: Adults should only light fireworks.  Sparklers can reach temperatures of over 1200 degrees so make sure your child is old enough to understand the danger of using them improperly. Children should always be supervised when using sparklers.4th-of-July-Fireworks-Images-Clip-Art-3-1 Most fireworks injuries happen to children under the age of 5 years old. 5 years old is often too young to use sparklers. Never relight dud fireworks. Stay clear of them for at least 30 minutes and soak them in a bucket of water overnight before disposing.  Make sure you light fireworks on a dry level surface (concrete) with no combustibles nearby. Maintain a safe distance. Avoid alcohol use while using fireworks.The best way to keep safe this 4th of July is to leave the fireworks to the professionals. Enjoy your local fireworks show put on by your town, city, or village.