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By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — A fire reported Sunday evening in Colfax has destroyed a house located at 107 Viking Drive and has left several people injured.
“The fire was called in at approximately eight o’clock last night [Sunday, November 10]. The caller reported the back of the house was on fire — the back porch area,” said Colfax Police Chief William Anderson.
“There were a couple of injuries. Some smoke inhalation. One male subject was transported to the hospital for burns. Unknown how his condition is. It’s still under investigation. We still don’t know where the fire originated,” he said.
Colfax Fire Chief Don Logslett said the house was owned by Dr. Bruce Buckley.
Dr. Buckley is a veterinarian in Colfax and operates the Colfax Animal Hospital.
“I saw it was all over Facebook that it was a female who was injured, but (the injured) was male,” Police Chief Anderson said.
The fire chief and the police chief both declined to give more information about who was injured or who was in the house at the time of the fire.
A neighbor in the area who was trying to help was transported by ambulance for smoke inhalation, Fire Chief Logslett said.
The house was fully involved when the Colfax fire department arrived on the scene and is a total loss, he said.
According to the Dunn County Fire/EMS Scanner Facebook page — which is in no way affiliated with any emergency response units in Dunn County — the initial report was there were two people who were unable to get out of the house, although by 8:04 p.m., the subjects were out of the house.
In addition to the Colfax fire department, the Boyceville fire department and the Menomonie fire department also responded to the scene, Logslett said.
According to the Dunn County Fire/EMS Scanner Facebook page, Eau Claire Advanced Life Support intercepted the Colfax ambulance in Elk Mound.
The Boyceville ambulance service transported the neighbor with smoke inhalation, Fire Chief Logslett said.
The Colfax fire chief met with fire investigators on Monday morning.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.