A semitrailer business just outside of Eau Claire suffered damage from a fire that broke out Wednesday morning in its service bay. Township Fire Department was notified about the fire at Badger Utility at about 10:30 a.m. and had it extinguished shortly after 11 a.m., according to department spokesman Nate Murphy. “The shop took the brunt of the damage,” he said. Offices and a showroom also had some smoke damage, Murphy added. A damage estimate was not available Wednesday evening.
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