TOWN OF RICHFIELD – Early Wednesday morning, April 22, 2020 at approximately 3:47am, Richfield Rural Fire Dept was dispatched to 8731 County Road A, Town of Richfield, Wood County, for a report of a house fire called in by a passerby.
Upon arrival, firefighters found flames shooting out of the eaves on the north side of the single-story house. The fire was quickly extinguished by fire personnel and an interior search found that no one was in the residence at the time of the fire.
The house suffered severe damage to the kitchen area, north wall, and attic area with minor damage to the bedroom. Firefighters were able to save all the contents that were in the bedroom.
The residence is a rental property and the new renters were in the process of moving in but were not yet staying at the residence yet.
There were no injuries.
Fire Departments assisting Richfield were Arpin, Cameron, Hewitt Area, and members of the Wood County Central Rapid Intervention Team from Pittsville, Vesper, and Lincoln Fire Departments. Additional assistance was provided by Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Wood County Dispatch Center and Alliant Energy.
Fire units cleared the scene at 5:54am.
The cause of the fire was electrical in nature and foul play is not suspected.