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Wausau Pilot & Review

An officer is inured as crews battle a major house fire in western Marathon County, according to emergency scanner traffic.

Crews were paged at about 12:50 p.m. to the 700 block of Munes Street in Athens, between West Limit Road and Washington Street, for a report of a fire with visible flames and massive amounts of smoke pouring from the building. Multiple agencies responded with several staging nearby.

The first crews on scene reported the home heavily involved – with an officer injured. There’s no word yet on the extent of the officer’s injuries or whether anyone is inside.

This is a breaking story that will be updated.

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