House fire reported about 16 miles northeast of Wausau

WAUSAU (WAOW) – Firefighters rushed to a house fire with smoke billowing from it about 16 miles northeast of Wausau late Tuesday afternoon.

A Marathon County dispatcher reported children were outside the home at 17734 State Road 52 in the Town of Hewitt.  All lanes of Highway 52 at Pitt Road were blocked off around 4:45 p.m. as crews worked to put out the flames, according to a notice from the Wisconsin DOT.
Several volunteer fire departments were summoned to the scene. The Marathon County Sheriff’s Department said the home was fully engulfed in flames at one point.  The Salvation Army and Wisconsin Public Service were also on scene.

No other details were immediately available. including whether anyone was hurt and how many people lived at the home.



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