Bio: Dunlap House Fire (Injury - 1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Dunlap, Stiemke

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/04/1969

Dunlap House Fire (Injury - 4 December 1969)

One person was injured as volunteer firemen Monday morning battled a stubborn flame which gutted the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. James Dunlap on Rt. 2 Neillsville.

Treated at Memorial Hospital for a severely cut wrist was Ted Stiemke, a neighbor, who was injured as he removed an aluminum door to facilitate removing household goods from the ground floor.

Stiemke saw the blaze breaking through the roof of the house about 8:15 a.m. and tuned in the alarm. Mrs. Dunlap was in the barn at the time and was not aware of the fire, the origin of which had not been determined.

Mrs. Dunlap awakened a son sleeping in the downstairs bedroom. Mr. Dunlap was at work in Marshfield at the time.

The fire offered stubborn resistance to the rural volunteer fire department as it gained access between walls of the asbestos-sided house.



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