EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – The City of Eau Claire Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Hobart Street overnight Friday. Everyone inside the home made it out before firefighters arrived.
According to a release from the ECFD, the first crew at the scene found fire showing on the first floor, extending quickly up the structure from two windows.
Firefighters attacked the fire, while other arriving crews quickly searched for victims and fire extension. At the same time, ventilation operations were conducted to assist with search and fire attacks.
The ECFD says the firefighters also battled temperatures of -14 degrees during the fire. City Transit assisted with a heated bus for firefighters to use while on scene. The ECFD said two command vehicles responded, and 20 personnel responded.
One minor injury to a firefighter was reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.