Fire destroys Moose Lodge

The Moose Lodge in the Town of Larabee has been destroyed by fire.

The Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department was called to N10792 Lakeshore Drive for a structure fire in the kitchen just after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Fire Chief Shane Krueger said the extreme weather conditions, along with extensive fire in the upper level of the building, made the fire difficult to combat with crews remaining on the scene until 1:39 a.m.

Clintonville received assistance from fire departments from Marion, Manawa, Bear Creek, Pella, Navarino-Lessor, Nichols, New London and Embarrass, along with the Clintonville Police Department, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department and Clintonville Area Ambulance Service.

Krueger said the fire was accidental and originated in the kitchen.

— Grace Kirchner, correspondent