A fire damaged a Marathon Electric building on June 15, 2020. Photo: David Stenklyft for Wausau Pilot & Review

By Shereen Siewert

Fire crews were called Monday to a report of a fire at Marathon Electric, at the company’s old foundry building along Cherry Street on Wausau’s northwest side.

Employees were evacuated from the building.

The call came through at about 6:20 p.m. Monday. Crews on scene report seeing a large fire at the front of the building and Wisconsin Public Service was also called to the scene.

Several additional fire departments were dispatched to the area but were sent back when crews gained control of the blaze, about 20 minutes after arrival.

No injuries were immediately reported. The cause of the blaze has not been specified.