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Schofield Ice Hut Burns Down

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Schofield (WAOW) -- An ice hut is no more after flames engulfed the structure early Monday morning in Schofield.
Fire officials responded to Country Club road around 1:30 a.m., where they could spot the burning structure a few hundred yards away on the ice.
Officials were relieved to find the shack unoccupied.

Lead Ice Rescue instructor Mark Fraser says "Luckily there was nobody in the shack. It just looked like when they left the shack, they left the wood stove burning. The heat of the wood stove must have caught something inside the shack on fire, and the shack burned to the ground. "

Officials say they have not yet determined who the owner of the shack is.
They say they will continue to let the shack burn down, and that they are confident the structure will not break through the ice.

 

 

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