WAUSAU (WAOW)-- Fire officials say a dirty chimney led to a house fire Thursday morning in Wausau.
Firefighters responded to the 2400 block of Emerson Street around 9 a.m., where they found smoke billowing from a home.
Lt. Wally Olson of the Wausau Fire Department says crews were quickly able to identify the source of the problem.
Olson says it appears a metal chimney pipe was disconnected, and creosote built up and eventually ignited.
He says when they found the fire, it was only smoldering.
No one was injured.
1908 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI 54403
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