EagleHerald Staff Writer
MARINETTE—Several fire departments were dispatched Sunday morning to put out an attic fire at a rental property at 926 Parnell Street in Marinette.
The City of Marinette and City of Menominee fire departments were dispatched to the scene at 7:05 a.m. Because of the persistence of the fire, the departments upgraded to a box alarm, which called in the fire departments from the cities of Marinette, Menominee and Peshtigo and from the towns of Peshtigo, Grover/Porterfield and Wagner to put out the fire. The Marinette Police Department assisted with diverting traffic around the property. Emergency Rescue Squad personnel and Aurora Medical Center–Bay Area paramedics also stood by at the scene. Medics assisted one onlooker who slipped on ice a few houses down from the fire. City of Marinette Fire Chief Jay Heckel estimated that about 34 personnel were at the site.
The house, which is owned by Scott LeSage, sustained fire damage to the upper level as well as overhaul and water damage to the first level and is not currently habitable. No injuries resulted from the incident. The tenants occupying the property are being helped by the Red Cross.
Heckel said the fire took about five hours to extinguish. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, although Heckel said it was likely electrical in nature.