Two Local Fire Departments Busy on Wednesday Morning
Two local fire departments were kept busy Wednesday morning, January 18th.
The Stetsonville Fire Department was paged out Wednesday morning around 4:00 to the report of a milk truck in the ditch near Gad on Lekie Drive off Highway C. No injuries were reported, eight Stetsonville firemen were on the scene and returned to the Stetsonville Fire Hall by 4:30 Wednesday morning.
A house fire on Medford's south side Wednesday morning closed Highway 13 to traffic for a brief time.
The Taylor County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call reporting a house fire at 901 South 8th Street in Medford. Reports indicate that the Medford Area Fire Department was called out at 9:30 Wednesday morning to a rental house on Highway 13 South.
When firemen entered the home they saw a small fire near the washer and dryer. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire. It was determined to be a lint fire which started in a clothes dryer and when the flex pipe burned through, some clothes outside the dryer began to burn.
Preliminary damage estimates to the home are placed at $10,000.00. Medford firemen were on the scene until 11:00 Wednesday morning.