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Fire Destroys Boulder Junction Road Equipment

Ben Meyer/WXPR

Boulder Junction lost its town road equipment to an overnight fire last night.

The fire started inside the town shop.

Inspections to determine what caused the fire are ongoing.

Boulder Junction Town Chair Dennis Reuss said the damage caused by the fire was significant.

“We lost all our equipment at this point including our building. The building is still standing obviously. It was all internal,” said Reuss.

The loss includes equipment to keep roads plowed, sanded and clean.

Reuss is working with other town officials to get back-up to continue maintaining the town.

“We should be good to go as far as taking care of the responsibilities of the town,” he said.

The State Fire Marshal assisted the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of the fire.

It appears to have started from an electrical issue.

Erin Gottsacker worked at WXPR as a Morning Edition host and reporter from December 2020 to January 2023. During her time at the station, Erin reported on the issues that matter most in the Northwoods.
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