TOWN OF WASHINGTON, WI (Ben Caxton) — Fire has destroyed a rural La Crosse County home. Officials say the blaze broke out on County G in the Town of Washington just north of Coon Valley around 10:30 AM Wednesday morning. The Coon Valley Fire Department was helped by eight other local fire departments in battling the blaze. Investigators say the fire likely started in the garage when some paper was left too close to a woodburning stove. The home was a total loss and will have to be demolished.