Firefighters taken by boat to work island blaze

Posted Thursday, July 9, 2015---10:37 a.m.

GIBRALTER, Wis. (AP) -- Firefighters were shuttled by boat to fight a blaze on an island off Door County.

Officials say a family of four escaped from a burning cabin on Chambers Island about 2 a.m. Thursday.

Gibraltar Fire Chief Caleb Whitney says 40 firefighters from around Door County were taken to the island. WBAY-TV says Gibraltar has a station and first responders, but additional firefighters and portable pumps were brought from the mainland.

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