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UPDATE: Firefighters still finding hot spots in Wood County fire


Firefighters are still working to put out hot spots in a Wood County fire that burned approximately 102 acres. 

The Rudolph Fire Department's Information Officer says 60 to 70 hot spots were identified Monday. 

According to a press release, the fire started last week Wednesday, August 1st.  30 people were evacuated from their homes.  All were allowed to return that evening.  

DNR Forest Ranger Chris Klahn said that 9 homes and 17 outlying buildings were saved by firefighters.  The only structures lost were a barn that had collapsed several years ago and a nearby abandoned mobile home.  No other structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.


A fire in Wood County burned more than 100 acres, according to Rudolph firefighters.

Crews are still cleaning up after the fire, which started Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. between Wisconsin Rapids and Rudolph. Firefighters from multiple departments helped battle the blaze for more than six hours. Overall, the fire burned 101.7 acres, according to John Steuck, public information officer with the Rudolph Fire Department.

Multiple roads had to be shut down for hours as crews worked to get the fire under control. 

Officials say no one was hurt.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire.



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