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TOWN OF LOWELL – A mobile home on fire in the town of Lowell was noticed by an employee on a passing train Thursday morning and called into authorities who sent area fire departments to battle the blaze.

Reeseville Fire Chief Nic Gay said that the fire was called in by Union Pacific Railroad after a passing train had noticed the fire at 1 a.m. at N4872 Highway I.

“No injuries were sustained during the fire or the extinguishing process,” Gay said. “The only issues fighting the fire were the weather.

He said low temperatures made the water freeze quickly and reduced mobility due to icy conditions.

The mobile trailer home, unoccupied at the time of the incident, was damaged beyond repair, Gay said.

The trailer home was owned by Norbert Gallenberg, according to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.

Agencies assisting Reeseville were: Lowell Fire Department , Clyman Fire Department , Juneau Fire Department, Beaver Dam EMS/Fire Department, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Watertown Police Department and We Energies.

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