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Crews fight residential fire in Oconomowoc

Crews fought a fire near Concord and Wisconsin in Oconomowoc early Monday morning. Oconomowoc police said in a statement they are helping the West Lakes Fire District with a residential structure fire at that address. There are some traffic closures due to the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee

La Crosse firefighters celebrate Thanksgiving on duty with shared meal

VIDEO: For first responders, there are no off days. Members of the La Crosse Fire Department are making the most of working a holiday. Firefighters cook Thanksgiving dinner together. They roast a turkey and prepare a meal to share. Lt. Matt Miller says Thanksgiving dinner is a chance for first responders’ second family to come together.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2022 1:21:21 AM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse

Former Durand Fire Chief remembered

The Durand community is honoring the life and legacy of its former fire chief. Larry “Pit” Plumer led the department for more than three decades. “Pit was a lifelong member of the Durand Fire Department,” said Jamey King, the current fire chief for the Durand Fire Department. “He had 56 years of service.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV NBC 13 Madison

Bucks donate Thanksgiving meals to Milwaukee firefighters

VIDEO: A Thanksgiving assist, courtesy of the Bucks organization. Tis the season for donating meals, and on Tuesday, the Bucks donated Thanksgiving meals to Milwaukee firefighters. Personnel from 29 firehouses came to Fiserv Forum to get their turkey dinners. The meals are donated by Gordon Food Service and prepared by Fiserv Forum Executive Chef Angel Otero and his staff.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 7:11:51 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

No one hurt after semi trailer catches on fire on I-94 near Eau Claire

PHOTOS: No one is hurt after a semi trailer caught on fire on Interstate 94 near Eau Claire Monday morning. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said that the right lane of I-94 westbound just south of the exit to Highway 12/County Highway EE on Eau Claire’s west side was closed for over three and a half hours Monday.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV NBC 13 Madison

'Our lives have been forever changed': Waukesha commemorates parade tragedy, one year later

On Monday, Nov. 21, hundreds of people in Waukesha continued the healing process on the one-year anniversary of the 2021 Christmas parade attack. A moment of silence and remembrance ceremony was held at Cutler Park. The ceremony started at precisely 4:39 in the evening, the exact time the Waukesha community was changed forever one year ago.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 11:05:44 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Madison Fire Department responds to carbon monoxide alarm at west side home

The Madison Fire Department (MFD) responded to carbon monoxide (CO) alarms sounding at a home on the city's west side early Saturday morning. MFD spokesperson Bernadette Galvez said the department and Madison Gas and Electric responded around 2 a.m. to Whitacre Road to a report of CO alarms going off.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 7:47:00 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

Child dies after being pulled from burning Milwaukee apartment

A 4-year-old boy pulled from the second floor of a burning apartment building Sunday afternoon has died, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office. Firefighters found the child, paramedics began performing life-saving measures and then rushed the boy to Children's Wisconsin, where he died.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

First responders adopt dogs they helped rescue from Wisconsin plane crash

First responders who raced to the scene after a plane carrying more than 50 shelter dogs crash-landed onto a Wisconsin golf course this week have helped rescue the pets in more ways than one. The large twin-engine aircraft, which was transporting the dogs to shelters in southeastern Wisconsin from Louisiana, crashed on the golf course at the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee on Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News

Nobody Injured After Fire On Second Floor Of Brookfield Home

A fire broke out at a home on Sleepy Hollow Lane in Brookfield early Sunday morning, but nobody was injured, according to the Brookfield Fire Department. It happened around 6:30 a.m. just off Burleigh Place. Firefighters found a fire on the second floor of the home and brought it under control in around 20 minutes, according to a news release.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Brookfield Patch

Dumpster fire damages restaurant, closes area of Downtown, Madison authorities say

A dumpster fire damaged the Nitty Gritty restaurant and closed an area of Downtown early Sunday, Madison police and fire authorities said. Officers working the Downtown Safety Initiative and a Downtown beat officer heard a person yelling in the distance at 1:08 a.m. Sunday, headed toward the yelling and found a dumpster engulfed in flames behind the Nitty Gritty, 223 N.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2022 5:35:00 AM - SOURCE: Madison.com

Wisconsin and U.S. flags to fly half-staff to recognize Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy

Gov. Tony Evers ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Monday, Nov. 21 to recognize the first anniversary of last year's Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy. In a Friday, Nov. 18 press release, Gov. Evers's office said that Executive Order #177 is to remember the tragedy and to show respect for the six people who were murdered in the attack.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

One dead after Amtrak train traveling from Chicago crashes into car in Brookfield

A person is dead after an Amtrak train traveling from Chicago crashed into a car in Brookfield on Thursday. Officials responded to the area of Brookfield and River roads around 5 p.m. on Thursday. Brookfield police say the driver of the vehicle, a man in his 60s, died. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver had driven around the train crossing gates, police say.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee

'I thought I got hit by lightning': Middleton business owner in shock after car crashes through her storefront

A Middleton business owner says she's still reeling after a sedan crashed through her storefront on Tuesday. "The car just ran through and I was in shock," said Le Nails Salon & Spa Owner Anna Le. "I thought I got hit by lightning. Glass everywhere and glass start dropping. I was shaking and scared," Le says.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 1:42:00 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

City Council OKs fire protection agreement with village of Superior

The Superior City Council approved an agreement Tuesday, Nov. 15, with the village of Superior to continue providing emergency response services in the village with the city’s fire department. What’s changed is the city is no longer charging for those services using a formula established long ago. Now, the city will charge the village $1,200 for each response.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:37:00 AM - SOURCE: Superior Telegram - Metered Site

SUV collides with fuel tanker in Pine Lake

An SUV reportedly lost control and crashed into a fuel tanker due to slippery road conditions in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday. According to Pine Lake Fire Rescue, the incident happened just north of Rhinelander on HWY 17, north of Poplar Road. Officials say that firefighters responded to the scene around 6:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:12:00 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Firefighters rescue lost hunter near Rhinelander

Firefighters rescued a lost hunter in the woods near Rhinelander on Wednesday night. According to a Pine Lake Fire Rescue Facebook post, the hunter was tracking a deer he shot when he lost the track in the woods and became disoriented. Firefighters were dispatched at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a reported hunter who was having difficulty breathing and was lost in the woods.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau

Firearm explodes at shooting range in Eagle, one sent to hospital

Three people were injured, and one was transported to a local hospital after a firearm exploded at a shooting range in southeastern Wisconsin. According to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, at 11:12 a.m. on Wednesday morning, deputies alongside the Kettle Moraine Fire District were sent to McMiller Sports Complex in the town of Eagle for a report of three people injured due to a firearm exploding.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Plane carrying 50+ adoptable dogs lands on Waukesha County golf course

A plane carrying dozens of dogs made an emergency landing at Western Lakes Golf Course in Pewaukee on Tuesday. The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department said in a statement deputies responded around 9 a.m. to the golf course. The plane received "significant" damage and stopped at the third hole of the course.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee

Extensive damage to home in Shawano County after fire

An early morning fire in Shawano County caused extensive damage to a residence on Tuesday. According to Shawano Area Fire Department Assistant Chief Chuck Felts, at around 5:55 a.m., a call came in for a structure fire on the 8000 block of Broadway Road in the town of Richmond. It was reported that all occupants inside the home had self-evacuated prior to the arrival of fire crews.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 10:44:58 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

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