Jackson County fire destroys shed, damages home

Homeowner burned attempting to save house

On Saturday afternoon, the Black River Falls Fire Department responded to a shed fire at W12022 County Highway P in Jackson County.

The Black River Falls Fire Department received the call at 4:37 p.m. and arrived to find a wood frame storage shed fully collapsed. The shed and everything inside is considered a total loss.

The nearby house had damage to its siding and two broken windows as a result of the heat. Two nearby vehicles also showed fire damage. All property is insured by the owner.

One of the property owners got second-degree burns on his hands and face from trying to save the home. Black River Emergency Medical Service personnel treated him at the scene.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

The Black River Falls Fire Department was at the residence for 1 1/2 hours with four units and eight firefighters. No firefighters were injured.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Department of Natural Resources Fire Control peronnel also assisted.