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Blaze guts camp office

The main building at Wasko's Campground on Lake Minnesuing was destroyed in an early morning fire.

Patrick Pierce, Bennett fire chief, said firefighters responded to a fire call at 8441 S. County Highway P, at 12:25 a.m. today.

"The main building itself -- it was fully engulfed when we got there," he said.

Volunteer firefighters from Bennett, Gordon, Solon Springs, Lake Nebagamon, Highland, Hawthorne and Oakland spent four hours extinguishing the blaze.

Pierce estimated that 75 percent of the building was destroyed.

No one was injured in the fire and none of the other structures at the campground were in danger, Pierce said.

He said the main building had been damaged in wind storms last week so no one was sleeping in it at the time of the fire.

According to the fire chief, Bennett firefighters were called to the campground at 8:45 p.m. Monday to extinguish an electrical fire. Before clearing, he said, they used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots but found none.

A Douglas County Sheriff's Department report had not been filed as of press time.