Wisconsin Firefighter Hurt During Blaze


A firefighter was hurt while battling a house fire in the Town of Dunn on Thursday night.

McFarland Fire Chief Gary Garman said that a firefighter hurt his ankle while working to put out the blaze. He said a partial collapse inside the structure might be to blame, although Garman said he wasn't sure whether or not the injury occurred inside the burning home in the 2700 block of Tower Road.

No one else was hurt in the incident, authorities said.

Fire crews received the call about the fire at about 9:07 p.m., and the nature of the fire in the A-frame style home required the response of five departments: McFarland, Oregon, Stoughton, Monona and Blooming Grove. The chief said the fire apparently started in the basement of the house and found its way into the walls, which made it difficult to knock down.

Billowing white smoke could be seen clearly under the light of a full moon from a couple of miles from the fire, WISC-TV reported.

Firefighters said the homeowners discovered the fire when they returned home, and that the house is a total loss.

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