A two vehicle crash in the Town of Pine River on Wednesday afternoon caused at least two injuries. Deputies along with Merrill Police Officer and Merrill EMS responded to County Rd G just west of the US Hwy 51 overpass at just after 3:15 PM. According to the report four vehicles were traveling east on County Rd G when the lead vehicle stopped to turn into a driveway on the north side of the roadway. The three vehicles following took evasive action to avoid the crash but the third vehicle was not able to avoid a collision. Reports were not complete on names of the injured, none of those injuries were considered serious.
The Town of Pine River Fire Department responded to a house fire late Saturday night. At just after 8:30 PM, a 911 call reported the fire on a residence along State Rd 64. Pine River Firefighters found the fire was contained to an upstairs bedroom of the home. The homeowner did try and put out the fire prior to firefighters arrival and when firefighters arrived they were able to quickly extinguish the rest . Damage was contained to the bedroom of origin and firefighters feel the cause was electrical in nature. No injuries were reported and firefighters left the scene about an hour after arriving.
Tomahawk Firefighters were called out at 1:30 AM Sunday morning after a resident of Clear Lake Condo’s reported a strong gas smell in her trailer. The resident called 911 and reported the smell had been getting worse since she had moved her gas stove earlier in the day. Firefighters and a Deputy determined there was a leak coming from the stove and shut off the gas until repairs could be made.
Residents are reminded to check with their local fire warden before burning as the snow continues to melt away. Fifty six more people called in this past week to report they would be burning.
The number of car deer crashes is down again with only two being reported this past week.