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One injured, eight displaced after fire in Racine duplex

One person was transported to the hospital and eight residents were displaced after a structure fire in a Racine duplex Wednesday afternoon. Racine firefighters were dispatched at 1:22 p.m. to 419 Park View Drive, located north of West Sixth Street and Island Park and east of the Root River, for a report of a kitchen fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 7:04:58 PM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Mosinee area barn total loss following fire

VIDEO: A barn burned to the ground in the Town of Mosinee in Marathon County Wednesday afternoon. The fire started just before 2 p.m. on the 1400 block of Moon Road. No animals were inside the barn and nobody was injured. A Marathon County Sheriff's deputy tells NewsChannel 7 the fire started in the southeast corner of the barn where hay was being stored, the barn was empty otherwise.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 4:25:11 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Waupun fire destroys garage, damages buildings

A late night fire in Waupun Tuesday destroyed a garage and damaged two other buildings. Waupun firefighters arrived just before 11 p.m. to 206 Monroe St. to find the garage engulfed in flames, with fire extending to the house and a neighboring garage, said Chief B.J. DeMaa. Fire crews quickly knocked down the blaze that had extended to the house and neighboring garage but not before the flames caused moderate damage.
- PUB DATE: 3/28/2018 5:55:24 AM - SOURCE: Fond du Lac Reporter

U.S. senator touts firefighter’s invention, fledgling business

Wisconsin and the federal government should do more to support small-business creation, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Tuesday during a stop at the Altoona fire station. Baldwin, a first-term Democrat up for re-election this fall, spent the first part of her visit meeting with local fire Capt. Jeff Dykes, founder and owner of Northern Star Fire, and discussing the challenges he faced in launching his business that developed equipment to help firefighters navigate through burning buildings.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 10:44:00 PM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Voters fighting for new Campbell firetruck

It's a half-million-dollar question: Should the town of Campbell Fire Department get a new firetruck? On April 3, voters will decide if a pumper truck that is more than three decades old should be replaced with a new one. "The tank is rusted. The truck leaks. We've had to pry open compartments to get to tools on calls," said Fire Chief Nate Melby of the Campbell Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 5:45:17 PM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse

Anonymous donor gives $20,000 to Wales-Genesee Fire Department

VIDEO: Wales-Genesee Fire Chief Jim Moon got a call around Christmas time last year from someone wishing to remain anonymous. That mystery-person asked what the department needed the most. "So I told him well we need to replace our thermal imaging cameras, but they're $10,000 dollars apiece," Moon said.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 4:53:17 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Western Lakes Fire District crew delivers baby in Oconomowoc home

A scary situation early March 27 had the best possible outcome. Western Lakes Fire District emergency crews responded to a call at an Oconomowoc home at about 4 a.m. and delivered a healthy baby girl. According to Western Lakes Fire Chief Brad Bowen, the mother and baby were taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital, where both were listed in good condition.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 11:50:53 AM - SOURCE: Livinglakecountry

Arson charges against former Madison man over car fires downtown

A former Madison man is charged with two felony counts of arson and other crimes, after two cars in downtown Madison were set on fire last month.24-year old Darryn Taylor of Whitmore Lake, Michigan remains free on $3,000 bail, after a Monday Dane County court appearance. A criminal complaint against Taylor states surveillance video around the time of the early morning, Feb.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 4:46:57 AM - SOURCE: WIBA-AM 1310 News Talk

Fire causes ‘substantial damage’ to Fond du Lac garage, cause electrical in nature

Firefighters on Monday night, March 26 responded to the scene of a garage fire on Maple Avenue near Ray Street in Fond Du Lac. The call came in shortly before midnight. Upon arrival, crews saw smoke coming from the building and made a fire attack on the garage. The fire was contained to the garage, but not before substantial damage occurred.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 4:04:35 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Overnight house fire in Brown County

VIDEO: No one was hurt after an overnight house fire in Brown County. It broke out around 1 a.m. Tuesday at a home in Langes Corners, which is near Denmark. It started out as a garage fire, but quickly spread to the home on Steves Cheese Road. "We have extensive damage to the first floor of the home and we have smoke and water damage extensively, second floor has a lot of smoke damage.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2018 3:37:31 AM - SOURCE: WLUK TV Fox 11

Onalaska Town Board backs agreement with La Crosse Fire Department

The Onalaska Town Board was in full agreement regarding a proposed agreement between the Holmen Area and La Crosse fire departments for equipment servicing. At its March 13 meeting, the board voted to recommend the Holmen Area Fire District Board Association partner with the LCFD to do mechanical work on HAFD’s vehicles and other equipment.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2018 1:04:57 PM - SOURCE: Onalaska Holmen Courier Life

Semis that caught fire outside east Madison bakery cause $32K in damage, fire officials say

Semitrailerss that caught fire outside an east Madison bakery early Monday caused thousands of dollars in damage to the building, fire officials said. The Madison Fire Department said crews responded to a semi fire at about 2:15 a.m. outside the Bimbo Bakeries in the 3400 block of East Washington Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2018 11:41:46 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Nobody hurt in Far West Side house fire, Madison Fire Department says

Nobody was injured Sunday afternoon in a fire that damaged the exterior of a home on Madison's Far West Side. The fire was reported at about 4:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of Mica Road, the Madison Fire Department said. Responding units could see smoke a block or two away from the single-family residence.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2018 8:20:52 AM - SOURCE: Madison.com-Wisconsin State Journal-Capital Times

Son of volunteer firefighter honored for jumping into action when he saw flames at his own Kohlsville home

VIDEO: In many of Wisconsin's small communities, if there is a fire at your home, there's a good chance a volunteer will be coming to fight it. That was the case during a recent fire in Kohlsville in Washington County. Firefighters are crediting a boy, 10, for saving the day. He might not be the oldest volunteer, but if you need a tour of the Kohlsville Fire Department, Peyton Theusch, 10, has been coming to the fire station for about half his life.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2018 8:39:42 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Milwaukee Fire Department warns of individuals going door-to-door, posing as firefighters

Officials with the Milwaukee Fire Department are issuing a warning following reports of individuals in West Allis going door-to-door, posing as firefighters. MFD officials said these individuals ask to inspect fire alarms in homes. They noted that while the Milwaukee Fire Department does install smoke alarms on a daily basis in the city of Milwaukee, there would generally be a fire engine or ladder truck nearby.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2018 5:29:28 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Barron County father, son die when silage collapses on them

A father and son died when silage collapsed on them while they worked inside a silo Saturday evening in Barron County. Daniel Briel, 51, and David Briel, 14, died on the scene of the incident at 671 17½ St., south of Barron. A third man who escaped the silage collapse called 911 at 7:49 p.m., according to the Barron County sheriff’s office.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2018 1:45:50 PM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Driver hurt after car crashes into Fond du Lac apartment building

VIDEO: One person was taken to the hospital after a car crashed into an apartment building Sunday morning on the city's east side. Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue personnel responded about 8:40 a.m. to Golfview Estate Apartments, 265 Whispering Springs Drive, where they found a four-door car crashed into a first-floor apartment, according to the department.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2018 11:25:05 AM - SOURCE: Oshkosh Northwestern

Resident and three pets die in Racine house fire

VIDEO: The Racine Fire Department responded to a home on Gilson Street just before 6:30AM Sunday for a fire. When firefighters arrived and searched the house they found a resident suffering from “injuries unsustainable to life.” Firefighters also found three deceased pets inside the home. The fire damage was primarily contained to a bedroom with smoke damage extending through the rest of the home.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2018 10:44:03 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Investigation continues after students fall ill at Oconomowoc Highschool

According to Western Lakes Fire Chief Bradley Bowen, the Medical Division on Thursday, March 22 transported a total of 64 patients by ambulance to Oconomowoc and Aurora Hospitals. The individuals transported included both students and faculty of the school. Throughout the day, the two emergency departments evaluated an additional 40 walk-in patients for related symptoms.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2018 9:59:44 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Rock County law enforcement works to streamline mutual aid response

VIDEO: Rock County law enforcement agencies are setting up a system to streamline their emergency response and save time in case of a crisis. The system is called MARS, or the Mutual Aid Response System. It’s similar to MABAS, or the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, already used by fire departments statewide.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2018 9:34:58 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison