Fire destroys detached garage and damages home on Raven Road, Portage

Published: Feb. 11, 2023 at 10:08 PM CST
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PORTAGE, Wis. (WMTV) - Firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed a detached garage and part of a home Saturday night, according to Portage Fire Department.

Just after 8 p.m. fire crews responded to Raven Road to find a one-story wood frame attached garage fully ingulfed in flames impacting the house.

Crews took “an aggressive” approach to stop the fire, according to the release, however the home has smoke and heat damage reported throughout. The garage is considered a total loss.

Responding agencies included Paredeeville, Arlington, Poynette, and Wyocena. According to a release posted on Portage Fire Department’s Facebook page, Aspirus MedEvac and Pardeeville EMS were on scene to monitor firefighter wellness during the incident as well as the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department for traffic control and investigation.

As of 9:17 p.m., crew was still responding on the scene, the Columbia Dispatch said.

Officials say there are no confirmed injuries and the extent of damage is currently unknown.

The origin and cause of the fire remains unknown.

This is a developing story.

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