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Storm damage cleanup begins

The hardest thing for many property owners after severe storm damage is figuring out where to turn next. Red Cross volunteers began helping property owners with that process Friday by assessing damage, starting in a De Soto mobile home park where many residences are destroyed.

Nine fatal fires in Wis. this year, high call volume for La Crosse FD

The department said none of the fires have had a similar cause, but both it and the Red Cross said what's alarming is the fact that there have been so many deaths because of those fires -- something both believe an alarm could have possibly prevented.