Fire destroys Amish home in rural Vernon County

  • Source: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse
  • Published: 12/20/2022 05:47 AM

An Amish home was destroyed by fire on Monday night. An Amish elder asked News 8 Now not to shoot footage of the fire. We honored their request, which is why you only see footage of firefighters. Genoa-Harmony Fire Chief Mike Hanson said winter weather caused several problems. It took longer than normal for crews to reach the home on Runge Lane because of slick roads. Once they arrived, three trucks became stuck and couldn’t get close enough to the house. The house was fully engulfed. “We had to reach out to a neighboring community and haul water from their hydrants,” said Chief Hanson. “They were the closest one, and that was still 10 miles away.”


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