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Fire Hits Irma Home


It took firefighters five hours to control a fire in the Irma area Monday morning.

No one was hurt, but the fire burned a home and garage on County Highway J.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office believes a portable heater in the garage started the fire.

Firefighters hauled water from a hydrant at the nearby Lincoln Hills School.

Five fire departments helped on scene, including Russell, Merrill, Pine River, Tomahawk, and Little Rice.

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.
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