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Fire destroys Marathon County home

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The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says fire destroyed a home in Bevent Friday morning.

A deputy tells us a man was lighting the furnace when there was some type of malfunction and an explosion occurred.

Officials say fire quickly destroyed the home before firefighters could arrive on scene.
Sheriff's officials say the man was take to the hospital with minor burns.

According to officials, one other man was home at the time of the fire but was not hurt.

The Department of Natural Resources is on the scene right now, because officials are concerned about the possibility of this sparking a grass fire.

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