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Heavy fire damage to Marathon County highway department garage

MARATHON COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - Fire heavily damaged a county highway department garage early Friday in central Wisconsin, causing at least $1.5 million dollars of damage.

Firefighters were called just after 2:50 a.m. to the Marathon County satellite garage about 15 miles north of Marshfield on Highway 97. No one was hurt.  

Officials said a half-dozen highway trucks, a skid steer, and a front-end loader were damaged. Other damage was possible, and authorities said the dollar estimate could be increased later Friday.  

A passing motorist saw the fire and called 911.

No one was hurt. Sheriff's investigators are trying to determine how it started.

Fire departments from Stratford and Edgar were called.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)