Rice Lake firefighters extinguished a blaze at an apartment complex late last night. One occupant was taken by ambulance to the hospital for a medical emergency, according to a press release from the department. 

The department was dispatched for a report of a structure fire at 101 Camelot Lane in the City of Rice Lake on Oct. 11 at approximately 12:54 a.m. 

Heavy smoke and fire was visible from the front of the structure, a two-story, eight-unit apartment complex.

Fire Camelot

Four apartment units were heavily damaged by fire early Sunday morning. 

Firefighters used water and foam, opened up the ceilings and successfully extinguished the fire.

The apartments were checked for extension utilizing a thermal imaging camera.

Four apartments in the complex sustained heavy smoke, water, and fire damage and estimated at $150,000. The property is owned by Dan Lawler. 

On scene were 15 firefighters, 1 engine, 1 aerial, 1 utility, and 1 command vehicle. At approximately 3:50 a.m. RLFD cleared the scene and returned to the station.

Disaster volunteers from the American Red Cross are helping 22 people (including 8 children) displaced from 10 units of the apartment building. The Red Cross is providing aid for temporary lodging at a nearby hotel and immediate needs such as food, as well as access to basic health/mental health resources. 

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