Two people were arrested and a house is a total loss after a fire at a Town of Merrill home over the weekend.
The fire occurred off of Moritzville Avenue at just after 4:00 Saturday afternoon. The first responders to the scene reported the house was completely engulfed in flames when they arrived.
The tenants were not home at the time of the fire, but two dogs were safely removed from the scene. No injuries were reported.
During the fire, one of the tenants arrived with a relative. Each were later arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing emergency personnel. Officials say they refused to obey orders of the law enforcement on the scene and their conduct interfered with emergency personnel’s safety and ability to respond.