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UPDATE: No injuries in Portage County house fire


Fire crews battled an early morning house fire in the town of Alban, near Rosholt Friday morning.

Fire officials say a neighbor called authorities after they saw smoke. Crews were called from all over the county to help battle the blaze, including Iola, Rosholt, Town of Hull and Amherst.

But, even with all the manpower, the Rosholt Fire Chief says it still took crews a little longer than usual to put the fire out.

"Because of the structure of the house the fire was tunneling and little more difficult to put out," Rosholt Fire Chief Christopher Kluck said. "But we still got it out in a reasonable amount of time."

Authorities say the DNR was also called to the scene, after high winds were blowing the fire into the woods. But, no damage was done.

"There are no injuries to report, no one was home at the time," Chief Kluck said. 

But, he says the work has just started.

"We will sift through all the debris and try to figure out what the cause was," Chief Kluck explained.

No one was home when the fire started. An investigation is on going. 


Fire fighters from four different departments are on the scene of a house fire in the Town of Alban, near Rosholt. 

The fire chief says the cause is still under investigation.
Fire crews tell us no one was home when it started, and officials have not been able to get ahold of the homeowner.
Winds blew flames into the nearby woods, fire crews called in DNR officials. No damage was done.
It took 35 minutes to put the fire out. Fire officials say that's a little longer than normal, because of the structure of the home. 
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