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One injured in Baraboo fire

October 1, 2018

A person suffered burns to his hands in a Baraboo duplex fire Thursday morning.

A news release from Baraboo Fire Chief Kevin Stieve said crews arrived at the two-family residence on the 100th block of 7th Avenue to see a small amount of smoke.

After checking the inside, crews learned that everyone made it out of the home, but one male had suffered serious burns to his hands and smoke inhalation.

According to the release, the residence is owned by Patrick Weiland, and is a rental property. The second-floor bedroom sustained moderate smoke and heat damage and the rest of the building sustained minor smoke damage.

Tenants who lived on the second floor were temporarily displaced and assisted by the Sauk County Chapter of The Salvation Army.

The injured male was transported to St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo and later flown to a Madison hospital by medical helicopter. An adult female was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation, the release said.

No firefighters were injured.

Stieve said the cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Baraboo Fire Department and Baraboo Police Department.

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