TFD has busy Sunday with possible arson, barn fire

The Tomahawk Fire Department had a busy Sunday afternoon as it was called out to handle a pair of fires in rapid succession. One of the fires in the Town of Bradley is being investigated as a possible arson.

A caller to Lincoln County 911 Center just before 4 p.m. reported that a fire had consumed a bedroom at his home on Red Pine Road. The Tomahawk Fire Department responded and their investigators developed a juvenile suspect. The fire was out upon the arrival of firefighters, but a Tomahawk firefighter had to be treated at Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital after he was bitten by a dog while he investigated the fire.

Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department have taken over the investigation of the fire.

??¢??????¯As firefighters were returning to the station, they were called back out to respond to a call of a barn on fire on County Road D in the Town of Harrison.

A neighbor cutting his lawn noticed smoke coming from the rear of the barn at N10541 County Road D and alerted the Vanstrydonk family. The two families used fire extinguishers and a garden hose to fight the fire until firefighters arrived. Once on the scene, Tomahawk firefighters put out the remainder of the fire.

The deputy who responded to the scene reported only about an eighth of the barn was involved in fire before it was put out.

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