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At least one dead after tornado hits trailer park near Chetek

At least one dead after tornado hits...

CHETEK, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say at least one person died and an estimated 25 others were injured when a tornado struck a trailer park near Chetek in western Wisconsin.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald gave the figures to WQOW-TV, the Leader-Telegram of Eau Claire and the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.

Fitzgerald says many emergency crews are on hand. He told the Eau Claire newspaper the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park is a mess and they were still searching Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service reported a tornado touchdown in the area just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin tells KSTP-TV that several turkey barns in the area were also hit hard.

Several tornado warnings continue to be issued as severe thunderstorms moved east across western Wisconsin and northern Wisconsin as the night went on.


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