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House Fire In Town Of Kewaskum

Eleven fire departments battled a house fire on Highland Drive in the Town of Kewaskum Wednesday afternoon. Washington County Sheriff’s officials say a caller reported smoke and flames coming from the home. Work was being done on the roof by a contractor using a grinder on some flashing that caused some sparks.  A while later the smoke and flames were observed in the area where the work was being done. The caller was one of the contractor’s workers. There was significant damage to the home and it is likely a total loss.