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1 person taken to the hospital after cooking fire in Sun Prairie

A Sun Prairie resident was badly burned during an overnight kitchen fire, according to the Sun Prairie Fire Department. Fire officials said they were called to the 200 block of Foxdale Drive just before 1 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a building fire. When crews arrived to the multi-family building, they learned a kitchen fire happened in one of the units.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2023 2:15:00 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

3 dead in Milwaukee fire at elderly group home

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Three people are dead following a structure fire near 33rd and Fairmount in Milwaukee Wednesday morning, March 29. Crews were called to the scene around 4:30 a.m. Upon arrival, crews found the basement and first floor engulfed in flames. An 83-year-old Milwaukee man was pronounced dead at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2023 8:19:26 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Madison man charged in firebombing of anti-abortion office

A Madison man was arrested in Boston Tuesday on charges connected to the firebombing of a Madison anti-abortion office building in May of 2022. Hridndu Sankar Roychowdhury, 29, is charged with one count of attempting to cause damage by means of fire or an explosive, according to court documents. Early in the morning of May 8, 2022, two Molotov cocktails were thrown into the Wisconsin Family Action building, in the 2800 block of International Lane, Madison Police previously stated.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2023 9:54:17 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Pittsville High School student designs, builds solar panel holders for fire department

A high schooler in Pittsville is returning the favor to the fire department, helping them in their time of need. It may lead to a lasting partnership with the school district. Fire Chief Jerry Minor says it all started when the department was gifted a drone. "Part of the package with the drone is how do we charge the drone batteries in a remote setting," he said.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2023 11:57:00 PM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau

Fire ‘completely’ destroys livestock barn in Ozaukee County

PHOTOS: A livestock barn in Ozaukee County caught fire over the weekend, and over ten agencies were called to assist. The Grafton Fire Department posted on its Facebook page about a barn fire that happened on March 25. Around 6:15 p.m., fire crews were sent to a reported fire east of Port Washington Road on Lakefield Road.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2023 10:51:09 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Delafield house fire; pet turned on stove, officials say

Firefighters on Monday, March 27 responded to the scene of house fire on Northview Road near Woodside Drive in the Town of Delafield. A 911 call by the homeowner stated there was fire in the home and that the occupants were exciting. The first arriving fire engine found an active fire in the first floor kitchen of the home.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2023 1:58:49 PM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

1 dead, another injured after house explosion in Manitowoc County

The Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office, the State Fire Marshal, and Newton Fire Department are investigating a home fire in the Township of Newton Friday. Officials say emergency services responded to reports of an explosion at a 9436 Newton Road around 5:15 a.m. According to Sheriff Dan Hartwig, preliminary information indicated that two individuals and a dog were inside the home at the time of the explosion.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2023 6:42:00 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

Person hospitalized following house fire in town of Newton

Officials say one person is in the hospital following an explosion and fire in the town of Newton Fire officials say they were called to the scene at about 5:15 a.m. to the 9400 block of Newton Road. Officials say the home caught fire and they called for backup from multiple departments. While crews are still working to contain a fire in the home’s basement, they say the fire did not spread to other buildings.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2023 4:16:00 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Monroe Fire Department explores different ways to recruit staff

After looking to fill its chief position for nearly two years, the Monroe Fire Department is exploring a new approach to recruiting staff. Al Rufer, MFD’s interim fire chief, said the department is looking to mix traditional ways of recruiting with new ones. Rufer said he knows of several other southern Wisconsin fire departments facing staffing shortages.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2023 5:27:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC 15 Madison

Life-saving device added to Madison Fire Department ladder trucks

VIDEO: Thanks to a donation from a local group of philanthropists, the Madison Fire Department is now equipped with a life-saving CPR device known as a LUCAS. Short for Lund Cardiopulmonary Assist System, LUCAS has now been added to all five of the Madison Fire Department's ladder trucks in order to aid first responders when a person has gone into cardiac arrest.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 7:35:00 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV CBS 3 Madison

Madison firefighters, on day off, save life of runner who suffered cardiac arrest

VIDEO: Two off-duty firefighters were in the right place at the right time on Wednesday, helping save a man's life after he went into cardiac arrest while running along John Nolen Drive. By chance, firefighter spouses Sue Juedes and Chelsea Utzerath took a different route on their day off when they came across the man lying on the ground and several people around him.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 7:06:00 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV CBS 3 Madison

A look inside ice rescue training with Arbor Vitae Fire Department responders

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Spring is here technically. But the Northwoods is still snow and ice covered. With temperatures above freezing recently, the ice is melting and now is the time of year where ice safety is top of mind for many rescuers. Whether its a snowmobiler, a skier, a dog walker, or someone else...
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 1:23:00 AM - SOURCE: WJFW-TV NBC 12 Rhinelander

Firefighters extinguish fire at McFarland restoration company in Madison

A fire at a McFarland restoration company Wednesday night has been extinguished, and firefighters have left the scene. The fire started just after 10 p.m. at a large building in the 4700 block of McFarland Court. The address is listed as Madison Property Restoration. Smoke was seen coming from a vehicle and storage portion of the building while crews worked to put it out.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2023 1:07:00 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

House a total loss after fire in Chippewa County

A Town of Anson family lost their home in the early morning hours Wednesday. Anson Fire Chief Rick Schemenauer said when crews arrived, the two-story home was already fully engulfed. The house, located on 80th Avenue, had two people inside at the time, but Schemenauer said both were able to get out before crews arrived and had minor injuries.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2023 11:00:00 PM - SOURCE: WQOW-TV ABC 18 Eau Claire

Fire at Central Feeds near Marshfield caused by diesel power unit malfunction for feed grinder

PHOTOS: A malfunction with a diesel power unit for a feed grinder started a fire which resulted in heavy smoke and soot damage at Central Feeds in the Town of Lincoln on Wednesday morning. Lincon Fire and Rescue was dispatched at about 7:50 a.m. to Central Feeds at 11051 Falcon Road in town of Lincoln.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2023 10:52:00 PM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau

8 displaced following cooking fire at apartment building, Madison Fire Department says

VIDEO: Eight residents of a Madison apartment building were displaced following a cooking fire Wednesday evening, the Madison Fire Department said. The fire was reported just before 5:55 p.m. at an apartment building in the 1300 block of East Washington Avenue. In an incident report, the city's fire department said firefighters got to the scene and found the building's sprinkler system had extinguished the fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2023 7:06:00 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV CBS 3 Madison

Milwaukee Fire Department practices extractions as reckless driving crashes increase

When it comes to car crashes, the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) says the higher the speed, the more likely their crews will need to cut you from the vehicle. With the increase in reckless driving in the city, fire crews are doing that more often. It is why they practice extricating people from their vehicles on a regular basis.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee

Update: Milwaukee Fire Department, local union prepare to welcome injured firefighter home

The Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) and supporting organizations are preparing to welcome an injured firefighter back home. The men and women of MPD are wrapping their arms around Jeff Rothmeier, a member of the city's southside heavy rescue team, as he recovers from severe injuries sustained after a 30-foot fall off a two-story building during a firefight on Saturday evening.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2023 11:34:21 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Chance encounter on the job between Chippewa Falls first responders leads to lasting friendship

PHOTO: Unique experiences bring people together. Brooklyn Sommerfeld and Joan Lawcewicz are a perfect example. Sommerfeld, a Chippewa Falls Fire & Emergency Services paramedic, and Lawcewicz, an investigator with the Chippewa Falls Police Department, were in a compromising situation together a couple years ago.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2023 2:00:00 PM - SOURCE: Chippewa Herald - Metered Site

Cudahy apartment building fire; 1 taken to hospital

Firefighters on Tuesday, March 21 responded to the scene of an apartment building fire near Edgerton and Nicholson in Cudahy. The call came in around 2 a.m. The fire was confined to one unit. A woman was transported to the burn center at St. Mary’s Hospital. Her condition is unknown. Her dog was removed and is in good condition.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2023 12:01:56 PM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee


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