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Fire destroys Loyal family's home

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LOYAL, Wis. (WSAU) -- A family from the Loyal area is lucky to be alive after a Tuesday fire. The blaze began at around 5:45 a.m. at the Pat Weinfurter home at W2718 26th Road. Mr Weinfurter was getting his three daughters ready for school when he noticed smoke coming from the attached garage. The family got out before fire flashed through the house, but their two dogs and three cats did not get out.

The house is a total loss, as is a car, truck, motorcycle, and a camper trailer. A nearby neighbor is letting the family use a vacant house until they can rebuild. Another neighbor has loaned them a vehicle. The Weinfurter’s expect insurance will cover the damages.