Weather Forecast


Fire damages Martell home

A fire caused extensive damage to the basement of a home in the Town of Martell early Wednesday morning.

According to Brent Langer, Ellsworth Fire Department chief, the fire also caused smoke damage to the main floor structure located at W7250 870th Ave.

The Ellsworth Fire Department responded to the call at around 12:05 a.m..

Officials with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department reported that the home's owner, Mark Nicholson, 33, was not injured in the fire and was able to call 911 for help.

Langer said his firefighters were on the scene for about five hours and that the fire remains under investigation.

The Ellsworth Ambulance Service also responded to the scene.