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United Fire responds to early morning Hammond Township fire

An early morning fire Sept. 5 at a town of Hammond residence brought United Fire Department to the scene. The fire destroyed much of the 1687 100th Ave. home’s garage and caused smoke and water damage to the easternmost part of the home. The call came in at approximately 5:24 a.m., according to Hammond Station Chief Andy Jensen. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimedia

An early morning fire Tuesday, Sept. 5 at a town of Hammond residence destroyed most of a garage and caused smoke and water damage to the rest of the home.

The entire United Fire Department responded to 1687 100th Ave. at about 5:24 a.m. The fire caused smoke and water damage to the easternmost part of the home, according to Hammond Station Chief Andy Jensen. Jensen said that the family — two adults and a child — were at home at the time of the fire and were able to get out of the house.

"It wasn't too bad of a fire, but it was a little difficult to put out because of where it had spread. And with the roof collapsing in the garage, we didn't want anyone going in there either," Jensen said. "We were on scene for about three hours."

Jensen said the fire was mainly located in the garage of the home but spread into the attic of the house as well. No cause has been determined yet, but the incident is still under investigation, Jensen said.

According to St. Croix County property records, the home is owned by Mary B. Sather.

The whole United Fire department — including Hammond, Baldwin and Woodville — responded, with an autoaid sent out to Roberts-Warren Fire, who sent two trucks to the scene. An engine from the River Falls Fire Department was called in to cover the Baldwin department since all United Fire units were on scene of the Hammond Township fire.

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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