Family of 5 safe after house destroyed in Bloomer fire

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Bloomer (WQOW) – We are learning new details on a house fire in Bloomer.

According to a member of the Bloomer Fire Department, the house belonged to Dwayne and Julia Fossum and their three children. Dwayne is a long-time agriculture teacher and FFA advisor in Bloomer.


Bloomer (WQOW) – A family of five is without a home after a fire raged in Bloomer Saturday afternoon, leaving almost nothing left.

The Bloomer Fire Department, with the help of New Auburn and Eagle Point firefighters battled the flames, following a call that came in just after 1 p.m. Fire officials said the fire took place on a farm just north of Bloomer near the intersection of Highway F and 220th Avenue, on a dead end road.

Officials on scene said the family, a husband, wife and their three children were in the home when the fire started, but made it out safely. They are currently staying with family in Bloomer.

As of 5 p.m., a News 18 reporter on scene said water trucks were still coming in and small flames still burning. Officials on scene said they are trying to keep electricity to the farm for the family’s livestock.

This is a developing story. Stick with News 18 for the latest details.

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