The Melrose Fire Department reports it responded to a structure fire in the Township of Franklin Friday afternoon about 1:15. Due to the size of the house blaze, mutual aid was provided by fire departments from Ettrick, Taylor, Galesville, Black River Falls and Farmington. Crews were on scene for about six and a half house and sprayed over 60000 gallons of water on, what a firefighters called, a very stubborn fire. Melrose First Responders and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department also assisted at the scene. The Red Cross is assisting the homeowners. No mention of the cause of the fire was given. It remains under investigation.

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