FIRE CALL Monday, April 16
The Medford Area Fire Department was called out Monday afternoon, April 16th, after 4:00 to a multi-unit house fire at 209 South Park Avenue…on the corner of South Park and Cedar Avenue in the city of Medford. A caller stated that she could see fire in the house. Fire crews arrived and attempted several times to extinguish the fire which was burning in the attic of the two story home. It was determined to be unsafe situation and an excavator was brought in to help extinguish the fire. Attempts included entry into the home to pull down the ceiling, and putting holes in the exterior gable ends to try and get water on the fire which was also burning between the shingle and steel layer of the roof. Medford Fire was also assisted with manpower from the Stetsonville Volunteer Fire Company, The Taylor County Ambulance Service, Medford Police and the Wisconsin State Patrol. Fire crews returned to their halls after 9:00 Monday night.