11/21/2012 3:07:00 PM Woodruff man dies in Wednesday home accident Minocqua, Woodruff fire department personnel called to the scene
Woodruff Fire Chief Mike Timmons, Jim Braun of the the Minocqua Fire Department and Andy Petrowski, Minocqua fire chief at the scene of the incident that claimed the life of one individual at 9754 Norway Lane, Woodruff.
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Merrill R. Rennhack, an 80-year-old Woodruff man, was killed early Wednesday afternoon in an apparent home accident in the garage of his home located at 9754 Norway Lane, Woodruff.
Minocqua and Woodruff fire departments were called to the scene because of a small fire that had broken out in the garage.
According to Minocqua Fire Deparement Chief Andy Petrowski, he was uncertain as to the circumstances that led to the individual's death.
According to Woodruff Police Detective Clayton Kreitlow, there didn't appear to be any foul play at the scene.
An autopsy on the man will be performed.
The identity of the man has not yet been released pending notification of relatives.
The investigation into the incident continues and more will be posted here as it's released to the public.