Fire has extensively damaged a home north of Three Lakes.

Three Lakes Fire Chief Dave Kirby says the home is  on Highway 45 north of Three Lakes. They were called about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Fire crews from Sugar Camp, Eagle River, Pine Lake and Stella were also called in. The crews were on the scene for about three hours.

Kirby says they quickly knocked down the fire and contained it. All the occupants and a pet got out safely and no firefighters were injured putting the fire out. No cause was immediately determined and firefighters will be doing more investigation.

Fire has severely damaged a residence east of Rhinelander.

Town of Pine Lake Fire Chief Brian Gehrig reports the department was called just before 6:00 p.m. to 3782 Lake Thompson Road. He says when fire departments arrived, they found heavy fire in the bedroom area of the mobile home and fire underneath the structure. He says they contained the fire to the bedroom area, but smoke damaged the rest of the residence.

Gehrig says the home is owned by the Cinko family, and Frank Cinko is a member of the Pine Lake Department.

No injuries were reported.

Leaders were still assessing how to move forward after an early Wednesday morning fire destroyed the Lakeland Senior Center in Woodruff.

Oneida County Department on Aging Director Dianne Jacobson says the county operates the senior meals program out of the center. She says it's their primary goal to get that program running again...

"....we've been scrambling on Wednesday and it looks like Friday of this week we will be able to start home delivered meals again. And our goal is to restart the sit-down diners on Monday...."

Northwoods Residents Help at Washington Blaze

Jul 31, 2014
Suzanne Flory/Submitted photo

Crews from northern Wisconsin are helping battle the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history.

More than 3000 people have been called in from around the country to combat the Carlton Complex, ablaze that started in mid-July. 

Rhinelander resident Suzanne Flory from the U.S. Forest Service is wrapping up a two-week stint at the fire site, serving as a liaison and helping with communication between incident commanders and local government. 

No serious injuries early Friday but a four-unit dwelling is a total loss after a fire at the 200 block of West Hill drive on Rhinelander's west side.

Fire Chief Terry Williams said they got called out about 2 a.m....

"....once we got on the scene, the structure was fully involved. There were five occupants in the structure at the time. All the occupants got out prior to our arrival. Three had to jump from second story windows. There are some minor injuries, some people were transported to the hospital..."