WESTON, Wis. (WAOW) — SAFER Fire Chief Matt Savage says a a fire broke out in the attic of an 8 unit apartment complex around noon Wednesday. Fire crews worked for several hours at the Camp Phillips Road building.
He added an electrical issue is reportedly the cause. Wisconsin Public Service shut power off to the structure.
The exact cause is still under investigation.
All residents and pets were successfully evacuated, including cats and a snake. Several people were treated on scene for smoke inhalation. Those residents will be displaced.
Chief Savage said while the building won’t be considered a total loss, the upper-floor ceiling, attic and roof trusses suffered significant damage.
Camp Phillips Rd. is blocked at the Schofield Ave. intersection after an apparent fire broke out in a Weston apartment complex.
Smoke was seen rising from the top of the complex building, per a News 9 crew at the scene.
Wausau Fire Department, SAFER, Mosinee Ambulance and Everest Metro police are also at the scene. No word yet on the cause of the fire.
WAOW’s Curtis Aderholdt contributed to this story.