Mobile home a complete loss after Christmas Day fire

Red Cross is helping displaced family of four

One firefighter was injured while putting out a Christmas day fire in Jackson County.

The firefighter suffered a finger laceration, but no one else was injured.

The Black River Falls Fire Department responded to mobile home fire on Spring Creek Road in the Township of Albion around 6:02 p.m. on Thursday.

When firefighters arrived, smoke was showing from the mobile homes window but there was no open flame. The firefighters attacked the fire from within the home and found the fire mostly running through the walls and under the floor of the structure.

Authorities say the structure and contents appear to be a total loss. The owners Benjamin and Deni Martin and their two young kids were not home when the fire started.

A cause for the fire is unknown at this time but authorities said an electric hot water heater and wiring are being looked at.  The owners told the fire department they had trouble with the hot water heater earlier in the day.

The Black River Fire Department used 4,700 gallons of water to fight the fire, which took more than three hours.

The family is being assisted by the Red Cross.

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