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Fire damages duplex in Jackson Co.

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Photos courtesy Chief Steve Schreiber, Black River Falls Fire Department Photos courtesy Chief Steve Schreiber, Black River Falls Fire Department

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin (WXOW) - No one is injured in a midnight fire at a duplex in the Town of Brockway, just outside Black River Falls.

Firefighters were called to 205 East Second Street at 11:59 p.m. after a city utility worker saw smoke coming from the building while responding to a power outage at that address.

The four people that lived in the building, two upstairs and two downstairs, were safely evacuated from the building according to Black River Falls Fire Chief Steve Schreiber.

Using a thermo-imaging camera, fire was found in an upstairs ceiling, which may have started from electrical wiring in a ceiling light.

Chief Schreiber said there was structure, smoke, and water damage on the second floor, while the first floor apartment had smoke damage.

The residents of the duplex are getting assistance from the American Red Cross.

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