Firefighters struggled with high winds
By Robert Cloud
Fire destroyed a home Saturday, June 10, in Weyauwega.
Weyauwega firefighters were called out at 6:27 p.m. to a summer home on North Shore Road at White Lake.
According to Weyauwega Fire Chief Tom Cullen, when they arrived, firefighters found the garage totally engulfed in flames.
“The attic in the house had flames coming out of both ends,” Cullen said.
Nobody was in the home at the time of the fire.
Cullen said one of the firefighters suffered a minor leg injury.
Although the house fire was contained to the attic, it was a total loss because the roof collapsed.
There was also extensive smoke and water damage.
Some vehicles parked close to the house also sustained damage.
Weyauwega was assisted by Manawa, Waupaca, New London, Fremont, Poy Sippi, Wild Rose, Iola and West Bloomfield fire departments.
“Due to the high winds, it was hard to extinguish the fire because it was constantly reigniting in the attic and we were unable to make entry into the attic,” Cullen said.
He also noted that the summer heat, which reached 90 degrees on Saturday, took a toll on the firefighters.
Gold Cross Ambulance was also on hand during the fire.