ELKHART LAKE, WI (WHBL) - A weather-related fire Wednesday morning damaged a vacant home in the Elkhart Lake area. The Elkhart Lake Fire Department was called to the home on County CJ after a neighbor spotted the fire about 5:30am. Fire Chief Pat Zorn said the home was being remodeled and was unoccupied. He said damaged was confined to the attached garage and the exterior of the house. Zorn said the fire was definitely weather-related since there were branches down on power lines nearby. Elkhart Lake received assistance from several other departments. The Sheriff’s Department said roads and trees throughout that area received a thick coating of ice and there were numerous reports of branches down between 5:30 and 6am.
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