If you have an emergency, call 911 immediately!

Wisconsin Fire News

Fire destroys garage in town of Oconto

A garage was destroyed in a fire Thursday afternoon in the town of Oconto. Oconto Fire Rescue, dispatched to 6152 Cream City Road about 12:47 p.m., found a single-story garage fully involved in fire. The garage’s roof had already collapsed, and vinyl siding on the house 15 feet away and on another garage about 30 feet away was melted.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 12:09:12 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Fire destroys garage in town of Oconto

A garage was destroyed in a fire Thursday afternoon in the town of Oconto. Oconto Fire Rescue, dispatched to 6152 Cream City Road about 12:47 p.m., found a single-story garage fully involved in fire. The garage’s roof had already collapsed, and vinyl siding on the house 15 feet away and on another garage about 30 feet away was melted.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 12:09:12 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Hot coals used to warm car set car on fire, Madison Fire says

Using hot charcoal under your car to get it warm enough to start isn't the best idea, as a Madison man can attest to. Firefighters were called to the 3700 block of Karstens Drive Thursday afternoon for a vehicle in flames, after the owner of the vehicle put a baking sheet full of hot charcoal under the car.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Journal Times

Hot coals used to warm car set car on fire, Madison Fire says

Using hot charcoal under your car to get it warm enough to start isn't the best idea, as a Madison man can attest to. Firefighters were called to the 3700 block of Karstens Drive Thursday afternoon for a vehicle in flames, after the owner of the vehicle put a baking sheet full of hot charcoal under the car.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Journal Times

Cameron firefighters withstand subzero wind chills to fight house fire, rescue residents

A photo of a Wisconsin fire chief is getting a lot of traction online, as crews continued to fight fires in subzero temperatures. Wednesday, one of the firefighters on scene of a house fire in the Village of Cameron Fire snapped a photo of Chief Mitch Hansen, covered in ice from fighting the fire in the frigid wind chills.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 9:53:35 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Cameron firefighters withstand subzero wind chills to fight house fire, rescue residents

A photo of a Wisconsin fire chief is getting a lot of traction online, as crews continued to fight fires in subzero temperatures. Wednesday, one of the firefighters on scene of a house fire in the Village of Cameron Fire snapped a photo of Chief Mitch Hansen, covered in ice from fighting the fire in the frigid wind chills.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 9:53:35 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Heat gun being used to thaw pipes starts basement fire, Madison officials say

A basement wall caught fire Wednesday night after a resident used a heat gun on some pipes that were frozen, according to a release from the Madison Fire Department. Firefighters were called around 6:05 p.m. to a house in the 4100 block of Mineral Point Road for reports of a basement fire, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 7:42:58 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Heat gun being used to thaw pipes starts basement fire, Madison officials say

A basement wall caught fire Wednesday night after a resident used a heat gun on some pipes that were frozen, according to a release from the Madison Fire Department. Firefighters were called around 6:05 p.m. to a house in the 4100 block of Mineral Point Road for reports of a basement fire, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 7:42:58 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Follow Up: Fire Department Shares Pictures of Frozen Equipment Following Crivitz Fire

PHOTO: The Crivitz Fire Department has shared several pictures on their Facebook page following Tuesday's fire at Crivitz Lumber and Rental. The pictures show everything from frozen water hoses, firefighters putting the blaze out, the community supplying food for the crews, to the aftermath of the damage done.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 6:54:49 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Follow Up: Fire Department Shares Pictures of Frozen Equipment Following Crivitz Fire

PHOTO: The Crivitz Fire Department has shared several pictures on their Facebook page following Tuesday's fire at Crivitz Lumber and Rental. The pictures show everything from frozen water hoses, firefighters putting the blaze out, the community supplying food for the crews, to the aftermath of the damage done.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 6:54:49 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Walworth County working to solve firefighter shortage and related issues

For nearly the past two years, a small but dedicated group of local leaders and public safety professionals have been studying fire and emergency medical services (EMS) in Walworth County. Several years ago, a number of municipalities and towns requested the county’s help in organizing an effort to improve emergency services.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 1:43:38 AM - SOURCE: Lake Geneva News

Walworth County working to solve firefighter shortage and related issues

For nearly the past two years, a small but dedicated group of local leaders and public safety professionals have been studying fire and emergency medical services (EMS) in Walworth County. Several years ago, a number of municipalities and towns requested the county’s help in organizing an effort to improve emergency services.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 1:43:38 AM - SOURCE: Lake Geneva News

Firefighters respond to Menomonee Falls house fire in frigid temperatures

VIDEO: Almost a dozen fire departments responded to a fire on Ridgeline Trail on Wednesday afternoon. The bitter winds and extreme cold made it hard for crews to combat the fire. "The weather is making it very difficult to conduct firefighting operations. We were lucky all the hydrants worked, but the smaller hand lines are still very hard to keep flowing water," Menomonee Falls Battalion Chief Kurt Harthun said.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 10:22:24 PM - SOURCE: WTMJ-AM 620 Milwaukee

Firefighters respond to Menomonee Falls house fire in frigid temperatures

VIDEO: Almost a dozen fire departments responded to a fire on Ridgeline Trail on Wednesday afternoon. The bitter winds and extreme cold made it hard for crews to combat the fire. "The weather is making it very difficult to conduct firefighting operations. We were lucky all the hydrants worked, but the smaller hand lines are still very hard to keep flowing water," Menomonee Falls Battalion Chief Kurt Harthun said.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 10:22:24 PM - SOURCE: WTMJ-AM 620 Milwaukee

Janesville first responders continue to work despite subzero temperatures

Janesville firefighters and police officers continue to patrol the streets despite the record-setting low temperatures. Glen Hageman, who has spent close to two decades of winters as a police officer, says working through the cold is part of the job. "We still have crimes being committed," he said. "Criminals still think like criminals.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 9:24:14 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

Janesville first responders continue to work despite subzero temperatures

Janesville firefighters and police officers continue to patrol the streets despite the record-setting low temperatures. Glen Hageman, who has spent close to two decades of winters as a police officer, says working through the cold is part of the job. "We still have crimes being committed," he said. "Criminals still think like criminals.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 9:24:14 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

La Crosse firefighters battle house fire on Winnebago Street

PHOTO: Crews from the La Crosse Fire Department spent at least an hour battling a fire on the 600 block of Winnebago Street on Wednesday night. The department's Facebook page posted several photos from the blaze. According to fire officials, everyone got out of the house safely. Temperatures in La Crosse late Wednesday night hovered around 18 degrees below zero, which a wind chill factor of minus 30.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 9:03:20 PM - SOURCE: Lacrosse Tribune

La Crosse firefighters battle house fire on Winnebago Street

PHOTO: Crews from the La Crosse Fire Department spent at least an hour battling a fire on the 600 block of Winnebago Street on Wednesday night. The department's Facebook page posted several photos from the blaze. According to fire officials, everyone got out of the house safely. Temperatures in La Crosse late Wednesday night hovered around 18 degrees below zero, which a wind chill factor of minus 30.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 9:03:20 PM - SOURCE: Lacrosse Tribune

1 taken to hospital following Franklin house fire

VIDEO: One person was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning following a house fire in Franklin. There’s no word on the extent of the person’s injuries. Authorities say the fire started at a home near 116th St. and W. Ryan Rd. around 1 a.m. The Franklin Fire Department said crews had problems with engines freezing.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 6:18:41 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

1 taken to hospital following Franklin house fire

VIDEO: One person was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning following a house fire in Franklin. There’s no word on the extent of the person’s injuries. Authorities say the fire started at a home near 116th St. and W. Ryan Rd. around 1 a.m. The Franklin Fire Department said crews had problems with engines freezing.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 6:18:41 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Pages