Two Injured in 'Suspicious' Ashland House Fire, Possible Explosion

Updated: October 09, 2018 06:48 PM

Ashland authorities say two people sustained injuries following a house fire and possible explosion Tuesday morning. 

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The Fire Department responded to the house fire on the 300 Block of 11th Ave West around 10:40 a.m. Authorities they arrived and found the 2nd floor of the duplex engulfed in flames. 

A 41-year-old man and 29-year-old woman were taken to Memorial Medical Center with possible first and second degree burns to their hands and face. 

Neighbors told fire officials they heard what sounded like an explosion. In a release from the fire department, they say the fire appears "suspicious in nature." The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation is now looking into the cause. 

Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to call the Ashland Police Department at 715-682-7023.

Authorities say the house sustained heavy fire damage to the second floor, and heavy water damage to the first floor. Damages are estimated at $100,000. 

13 units with 30 personnel responded to the house fire. 

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