Personnel from several different Vilas and Oneida County fire departments responded to a structure fire in Star Lake Friday morning.
Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kevin Rasmussen said the cause for the fire has not yet been determined.
“I’m pretty sure it started in the basement, though,” he said.
The house, which is said to be among the first to be built in Star Lake by the Mickleby family nearly a century ago is now owned by James Wadinski of Wausau.
It’s used as a seasonal home and was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
Rasmussen said the flames were contained primarily to the lower levels though the upper levels sustained smoke and water damage.
“The fire did burn through the floor between the first floor and the basement,” he said.
Firefighters from Plum Lake, St. Germain, and Boulder Junction responded to the scene. Two firefighters with Minocqua’s response intervention team also were there for backup.
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