Emergency officials were attempting Tuesday to assess the damage caused by an apparent tornado that touched down in southern Wisconsin, flattening the local fire chief's house as he tried to help others.
The twister hit Eagle, Wisconsin, at 9:16 p.m. Monday, leveling at least five homes and knocking out power to thousands. Richard Spurrell, president of the southern Wisconsin village of about 1,700 people, said initial reports indicate several people sustained minor injuries, but there were no fatalities.
"Some homes have been completely demolished, including my own," Eagle Fire Chief Justin Heim told CNN affiliate WTMJ. "My family is obviously traumatized by this. But my family is doing OK. Given the circumstances, they are reacting very normally to a very abnormal situation. It is extremely difficult."