Chaseburg a Home Total Loss in Friday Fire

VERNON COUNTY, WI (Ben Caxton) — An early morning Friday blaze detroyed a Vernon County home. Sheriff’s Department Deputies and Fire Crews were called to the scene at S1428 Ernies Lane in rural Chaseburg around 2:45 AM. Reports indicate that 43-year-old Jamie Lunde and 35-year-old Jennifer Hanson were both home with their two children at the time the fire started. All four along with the family dog were able to escape the burning house safely. A total of seven local fire departments were dispatched to fight the fire. Units were on scene for over nine hours battling frigid wind chill temperatures as low as -40-degrees. The structure was less than a year old and is considered a complete loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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