Marshfield man warns of potential chimney dangers after house fire

  • Source: WAOW-TV ABC 9-Wausau
  • Published: 11/16/2016 05:29 PM

VIDEO: A Marshfield man is warning homeowners to have their chimneys cleaned and inspected regularly, after his own may be to blame for a fire that destroyed his living room. On Saturday night, Kurt Dovenbarger started a fire in his fireplace to help warm up his house. He put his 8 year-old son, Kade, to bed, then he went to sleep shortly afterward. He woke up at 2 a.m. to add another log to the fire, but he heard a cackling noise above his head. A fire had started above the ceiling, where the rafters are in his attic.


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