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RICE LAKE FIRE, $1 MILLION IN DAMAGES

RICE LAKE FIRE, $1 MILLION IN DAMAGES

A large fire leaves over a million dollars in damages. It happened, just before 5 on Thursday evening.  The Rice Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a large structure fully engulfed in flames. While en-route, fire department units were advised that the occupants were not home.

A two-story residential structure – approximately 6000 square feet – was fully involved with fire. Shortly after arrival, the roof of the southern section of the structure collapsed and a natural gas line was ruptured further intensifying the fire.  

The preliminary cause of the fire is believed to be a lightning strike.

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