White Lake home damaged, but not a loss in fireWHITE LAKE — A fire damaged a home late Monday in White Lake, but firefighters put out the blaze before the home was totally destroyed.
By: Chris Mueller, The Daily Republic
WHITE LAKE — A fire damaged a home late Monday in White Lake, but firefighters put out the blaze before the home was totally destroyed.
The White Lake and Plankinton fire departments responded around 10:20 p.m. after a passer-by reported a fire at a single-family house in the 300 block of South Main Street.
Nobody was in the home when the fire started, Plankinton Fire Chief Jeff Briggs said.
The first firefighters to reach the burning home prevented the flames from spreading from the backyard deck and porch, Briggs said.
Although the flames were doused in about 20 minutes, firefighters remained at the scene for more than three hours to ensure any remaining embers had gone cold.
The fire itself only damaged about 20 percent of the home, Brigg said, but smoke damage could be found throughout much of the structure.
The home is unlivable in its current condition, Briggs said, but could be made livable again after an extensive cleanup.
The exact cause of the fire remains unknown.