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Mukwa home damaged in fire

A fire broke out in the basement of a home in the town of Mukwa shortly about noon Thursday. New London firefighters were paged to a fire at E8132 Weyauwega Road. Dispatch advised that the occupant was still inside the home trying to put out the fire on his own. When the first units arrived, they found all occupants outside the house.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2018 5:31:06 AM - SOURCE: Waupaca Now

Sun Prairie 'First Responders Night' will be special event

Anyone associated with Sun Prairie or the surrounding community will remember where they were on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 — numerous players and coaches of the Sun Prairie Cardinals football team included. According to a report from authorities a subcontractor punctured a gas main that resulted in a leak and led to the massive explosion that wiped out several businesses, including leveling Glass Nickel Pizza and The Barr House at the intersection of Main and Bristol streets.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2018 1:46:59 AM - SOURCE: Sun Prairie Star

Wausau firefighters to raise money for community foundation

VIDEO: The Wausau Firefighters Community Assistance Foundation Inc. is hosting a cornhole tournament this weekend, benefiting community members when tragedy strikes. All proceeds benefit the foundation and their efforts to assist members of the community in need. Firefighters said it's rewarding to raise money knowing it's going back into the community and to the members they serve.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2018 9:15:42 PM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9-Wausau

Restoration work begins after downtown Waukesha fire

A day after a fire started outside a stairwell between Spring City Wine House and The Clarke Hotel in downtown Waukesha, fire restoration crews were busy working to address the damage caused to the two businesses and the neighboring Steaming Cup. Employees from Emergency Restoration Specialists, Inc.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2018 6:18:55 AM - SOURCE: Greater Milwaukee Today - GM Today

Horses Lost in Racine County Barn Fire

Authorities are investigating the cause of a barn fire this week that killed at least nine horses in southeastern Wisconsin. According to the Caledonia Fire Department, firefighters responded to the blaze on a small farm near Franksville on Monday evening. When crews arrived on scene, a person was trying to rescue the animals that were trapped inside the structure.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2018 3:47:07 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin Ag Connection

Mosinee house fire closes Old Hwy 51 for several hours

VIDEO: A driver reported seeing smoke at a house on Old Highway 51 in Mosinee around 5:30 P.M. Wednesday afternoon. Part of that highway was then closed off for several hours as numerous fire departments responded. Officials said the fire was mostly contained to the attic, but the house sustained heavy damage.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 10:10:06 PM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9-Wausau

Milton, Janesville to discuss joint fire station

VIDEO: Janesville and Milton already share borders, but sometimes, the two Rock County cities share a little bit more with one another. As is the trend with more and more cities in Wisconsin, the two have begun sharing fire services when necessary. “There’s situations where Janesville gets overwhelmed with calls or we have a large fire and we need them for their assistance," said joint Fire Chief Randall Banker.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 9:54:13 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

Six firefighters injured while battling fire in downtown Waukesha

PHOTO: Six firefighters were injured Tuesday while battling a fire in Waukesha. The Waukesha Fire Department was dispatched to the 300 block of East Main Street for a report of smoke in the area. While in route, crews were told that the fire was coming from the Spring City Wine House. First crews on scene reported a possible working fire in the wall of the business with light smoke coming from the wall.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 5:05:29 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58

Wisconsin primary: Greenville voters approve plan for $6.5 million fire station

The town will get a new $6.5 million fire station to replace its existing 50-year-old station. Voters on Tuesday approved a referendum for the new station by a vote of 1,895 to 1,385 (58 percent to 42 percent). "We're very pleased with the outcome," Town Administrator Joel Gregozeski told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2018 3:30:17 AM - SOURCE: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com

New Richmond shed destroyed following lightning strike

The New Richmond Fire Department and Ambulance Service responded to a shed fire at around 1 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Firefighters were on the scene of the blaze for about two hours, according to Fire Chief Jim VanderWyst. VanderWyst said the shed was struck by a lightning bolt and it hit a propane line, which ignited the building.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 7:16:40 PM - SOURCE: Rivertowns

Hayes takes over as chief of Onalaska Fire Department

Onalaska Fire Department begins a new era as Chief Billy Hayes takes over for Don Dominick who retired at the end of June. While only his second day on the job, Hayes says the professionalism of the Onalaska firefighters hasn't changed from his visit in 2007. "I taught a class for Onalaska Fire and Rescue and I made a lot of friends here," Hayes explained.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 5:50:37 PM - SOURCE: WXOW-TV ABC 19 LaCrosse

Fitchburg considers alternative EMS options

The City of Fitchburg could be considering a change in its joint medical service with Verona now that a $30,000 study has been brought back to its Common Council. Since 1977, Fitch-Rona EMS has been a combined district of the cities of Fitchburg and Verona and the Town of Verona. Each municipality has three voting members, and the commission has some autonomy, but budgetary and other major decisions need the approval of each municipality.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 8:42:12 AM - SOURCE: Fitchburg Star

Follow Up: Cause of Menasha's Brin Building fire remains under investigation

VIDEO: Investigators continued working Monday to determine how Friday evening's devastating fire at the Brin Building started. "It’s a challenge," Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Vernon Green told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin on Monday. "Whenever you have a fire that size that causes that amount of damage, it creates another challenge beyond what a small kitchen fire or something like that would be.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 2:51:42 AM - SOURCE: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com

Investigators search for cause of west side Madison apartment building fire

VIDEO: Eighteen people aren't in their homes Monday night after a fire burned through a condominium on the west side of Madison. The fire began at Greystone Condominiums on Cricket Lane off Old Sauk Road around 10:30 in the morning. A landscaper working across the street saw the fire first ignite. "I seen some black smoke smothering out of the rooftops of the vents and through the shingles," said the landscaper, Mitchell Engebretson.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2018 12:40:14 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

Vehicle crashed into University of Wisconsin Credit Union building Saturday morning

After a vehicle crashed into the University of Wisconsin Credit Union at 3750 University Ave. early Saturday morning, the Madison Fire Department's Heavy Urban Rescue Team found no threat of building collapse. A release said multiple crews were sent to the scene around 1 a.m. Saturday, after the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle crashed.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 9:12:08 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

House catches fire in Green Bay

A Green Bay home caught fire and caused $25,000 worth of damage, on the city's east side, Sunday evening around 5:42. The Green Bay Metro Fire Department says smoke and flames were coming from outside the back part of the home at 1376 Doblon Street. The fire burned the side of the home, a portion of the roof and inside the home and into the bathroom area, according to officials.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 4:35:13 AM - SOURCE: WLUK TV Fox 11

Manitowoc fire: Neighbor who called 911 credited with minimizing damage

A neighbor who saw smoke coming from the roof of a nearby home and called 911 is credited with minimizing the severity of a fire in the 900 block of Rosemere Circle on Sunday morning. Manitowoc Fire Rescue Department responded to the 911 call around 8:30 a.m. Sunday. A press release from the department said the home was not occupied when firefighters arrived on scene and smoke was visible from the ridge line of the home.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 1:52:42 AM - SOURCE: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Ribbon cutting held for new Eau Claire fire station

VIDEO: Community members gathered to celebrate the opening of a local fire station with a ribbon cutting. The ceremony for Eau Claire Fire Station 10 took place Friday morning on Malden Avenue. Fire Chief Chris Bell says it's a beautiful station with a lot more room. He says the new spot will also improve emergency response times.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2018 11:32:38 AM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Stevens Point apartment fire displaces one resident Saturday

Firefighters contained a fire to the apartment where it started early Saturday morning on Indiana Avenue. When the Stevens Point Fire Department arrived at 2601 Indiana Ave., Stevens Point, shortly after 3:30 a.m. Saturday, they found smoke coming from the roof on the north corner of the apartment building, according to the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2018 10:06:36 AM - SOURCE: Marshfield News-Herald

La Crosse Fire Department responds to minor fire at UWL residence hall

The La Crosse Fire Department was dispatched Thursday night to a fire at Eagle Hall on the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse campus. The fire alarms triggered the response at 6:47 P.M. Firefighters encountered a moderate amount of smoke on the first floor. Fire Inspectors later determined that a floor fan that malfunctioned started the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/10/2018 9:19:20 AM - SOURCE: WXOW-TV ABC 19 LaCrosse