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The original item was published from 12/20/2013 1:52:43 PM to 2/1/2014 12:05:04 AM.

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Posted on: December 20, 2013

[ARCHIVED] RFFD Wasson Lane Update

Arriving crews found heavy fire in the garage of the home and were able to get the fire under control in less than a half hour. Crews remained on scene until 6:45 PM to extinguish hard to reach spot fires. The attached garage and a portion of the home were destroyed. The entire structure received heat and heavy smoke damage. Twenty-nine River Falls firefighters battled the blaze. Members of the Ellsworth Fire Department responded to the Fire Hall to stand by for any other calls. There were no firefighter injuries. A resident of the home was transported by River Falls Ambulance with burns to his hands. A dollar loss estimate is unavailable and the fire has been determined to be accidental, suspected to be caused from burning embers that fell from the fireplace onto a piece of furniture.

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