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WAUSAU -- Up to 30 long-term residents lost their homes in a weekend fire at the Wausau Days Inn, located north of the fairgrounds on the city's northwest side.

Officials said Sunday that the blaze started in a plumbing-and-electrical space between two rooms at the Days Inn on Wausau's west side.

Investigators are still trying to find out why. The fire began just after 8 p.m., Saturday. Within an hour, it spread through the back portion of the 120-room facility.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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