By Shereen Siewert
Crews from multiple agencies are battling a wildfire that broke out on Wausau’s west side, as fire danger skyrockets this weekend.
The fire was reported Saturday afternoon near Hwy. 29, at 72nd Avenue. Drivers are cautioned to watch for heavy smoke and potential detours until the fire is brought under control.
Witnesses tell Wausau Pilot & Review a large building is on fire.
The fire is one of 19 battled in Wisconsin on Saturday alone.
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources officials have not yet determined the cause of the fire. There’s no word yet on injuries.
Fire danger is very high in Marathon County and has reached critical conditions across much of the state, according to the DNR.
This is a developing story.