Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
Motorcycles rumbled through central Wisconsin Saturday for the 10th annual Wausau Fire Charity Ride.More >>
MERRILL (WAOW) -
Three people are safe after a fire gutted their house in Merrill.
The fire happened on 7th Street around 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
The fire chief says three people including the 57-year-old homeowner were asleep inside when the fire started.
He says the smoke detector alerted the homeowner to the fire, who then woke up the other two people.
The fire chief says all three got out safely.
"He wanted to make sure those two other people were taken care of and got out of the house safely so danger yes, there was danger he actually crawled to the seed of the fire as we call it, he actually crawled closer to the fire to go to the other bedrooms to get those other two ladies out," said Merrill Fire Chief, Dave Savone.
Officials say no one was hurt.
They say they believe the fire started in the stair case in the basement.
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