STAR JOURNAL REPORT
A weekend fire north of Rhinelander caused significant damage to a home at 6535 Spider Lake Rd., said Newbold fire chief Mark Fetzer.
He said firefighters were called to the scene at around 10:15 p.m. Saturday and had difficulty putting out the blaze because of the fire spreading in hidden areas behind walls, noting Pine Lake provided mutual aid initially before equipment from other area fire departments was called in.
Fetzer said an elderly couple who lived inside the farmhouse had already exited the structure unharmed when firefighters arrived.
Though no specific cause for the fire has been determined, Fetzer said the blaze appears to have originated in an attic space and does not look suspicious.