According to a release from the Marinette County Sheriff's Office, the fire located at 1650 Pierce Ave. in Marinette has temporarily knocked out the department's email and fax capabilities due to a fiber optic break. 

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve said the break had not affected the department's phone system, 911 dispatch system or the ability to page for fire and rescue services. 

"We are not crippled in providing emergency services," he said. 

Sauve said a technical team was working on resolving the issue, and was hopeful that fax and email capabilities would be restored within a day's time.