When Deputies arrived a short time later they found smoke and flames coming from a trailer house with a second trailer house being threatened. Firefighters from the Town of Russell Fire Department responded to the fire. They received assistance from the Tomahawk Fire Department who provided a tanker, and the Pine River Fire Department who moved up an engine to the Town of Russell station. The home owner Kenny Gano told Deputies the fire started in a wall and was possibly electrical in nature. He was able to safely evacuate the residence after placing the 911 call.
The structure was a total loss. Gano told Deputies he had no insurance on the home.