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Milwaukee police officer suffers burned hand responding to arson fires

A police officer suffered a burned hand while investigating arson fires at a Milwaukee apartment complex. Authorities say police were investigating a small fire early Sunday connected to a domestic violence dispute when another, larger fire was started in the building. The building was evacuated, and many of the apartments are temporarily uninhabitable.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2018 6:09:20 AM - SOURCE: Madison.com-Wisconsin State Journal-Capital Times

Oconto Mother and Two Children Safe Following House Fire

A mother and her two children are safe following a house fire in Oconto Sunday morning. At 12:02 a.m., the Oconto Fire and Rescue department was sent to 109 Huron Avenue in Oconto for a report of a house fire. When they arrived, they found heavy flames coming from the front porch and windows that had been blown out.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2018 11:46:14 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

100 acres lost in Beaver Dam grass marsh fire

VIDEO: A grass marsh fire got out of control Sunday morning at N6301 Wren Road. The Beaver Dam Fire department was notified by Dodge County Central Communications that resident Randy Hupf was burning items in his backyard when it got out of control. This is the departments second large fire this weekend and was assisted by Lowell, Reeseville, Juneau, Fall River, Columbus and Fox Lake fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2018 6:32:12 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

1 killed in fire at apartment building in Beaver Dam; 1 remains in critical condition

VIDEO: Multiple people were pulled from the burning 17-unit apartment complex on Saturday. It happened around 6 a.m. near 3rd and La Crosse St. "I didn't know what was going on," said Westlake. "It was a few minutes later and I started seeing smoke coming out of the building." Westlake pulled out her phone just moments after first responders arrived to the apartment building up the street.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2018 2:58:04 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Milwaukee firefighters battle small blaze at home near Edgeworth and Calumet

VIDEO: Firefighters on Sunday, April 8 were called out to a home near Edgeworth Dr. and Calumet Rd. for a small fire. It happened around 9:30 a.m. We're told the fire mainly impacted the exterior of the home. The cause is under investigation. No one was hurt. A homeowner at the scene told FOX6 News the home serves as a group home.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2018 12:48:27 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Tri-County fire training facility gets go-ahead in Burlington area

Over the past year, four Burlington-area fire departments have been working hard to raise funds and get the necessary approval for a new training facility. Now that all the T’s are crossed and I’s dotted, the departments are planning on breaking ground sometime in May or June. Fire departments from the City of Burlington, Town of Burlington, Rochester and Wheatland met in February 2017 to discuss pooling resources together to build a training facility.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2018 7:14:28 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Vacant Milwaukee house fire near 33rd and Brown causes damage to neighboring home

PHOTO: Firefighters responded to the scene of a two-alarm house fire late Thursday night, April 5 in Milwaukee. It happened in the area of 33rd and Brown just before midnight. Officials say the fire broke out in a vacant home — then spread to a neighboring home. Authorities say everyone made it out of the second home safely — and no one was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2018 4:46:27 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Lake Geneva Fire Department paramedics ready for emergency calls

The Lake Geneva Fire Department is now able to offer a higher level of care to emergency medical patients before they arrive at a hospital. The fire department on March 23 received its paramedic certification from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and began offering the improved service effective April 1.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2018 4:33:26 AM - SOURCE: Lake Geneva News

Governor orders flags to half-staff Friday to honor fallen Madison firefighter

Gov. Scott Walker ordered Thursday that all flags be flown at half-staff Friday in honor of Madison firefighter and paramedic Richard Garner. Garner, 29, collapsed suddenly Sunday morning shortly after completing his shift. He joined the Madison Fire Department in 2012, and served as a firefighter and EMT at station 5 until moving to station 10 and becoming a paramedic in 2017.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2018 4:36:52 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

Oshkosh Police and Fire Commission picks 4 finalists for fire chief position

There are four people in the running to become the city's new fire chief. The Oshkosh Police and Fire Commission selected four finalists after a nationwide search, the city announced Thursday. The commission has set an open house-style meet and greet for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Oshkosh Convention Center, according to the city.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2018 4:32:10 PM - SOURCE: Oshkosh Northwestern

Follow Up: Casual phone call sparks $20,000 donation to Wales-Genesee Fire Department

VIDEO: What started as mysterious phone call ended with an anonymous $20,000 donation to the Wales-Genesee Fire Department. Wales-Genesee Fire Chief Jim Moon took a call in mid-December 2017 from someone asking about donations. "I had gotten a phone call from a gentleman asking me how he could donate to the Wales Fire Department," Moon said.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2018 7:23:01 AM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

Crews investigate potentially suspicious house fire in Morrison

The Brown County Arson Task Force is investigating a potentially suspicious house fire in the Town of Morrison, according to officers. No one was home when the fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters are not sure how many people live at the home. Deputies said there are no injuries or deaths related to this fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2018 6:34:23 AM - SOURCE: NBC26

Osceola community rushes to Crystal Ball’s aid during barn fire

Area fire departments, passers by and locals rushed to Crystal Ball Farms Organic Dairy in Osceola last Thursday to help mitigate the damage of a barn fire. Although the barn burned to the ground, creamery manager Jessi Fouks said the outcome would have been worse if a passerby had not stopped to alert her to the fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2018 7:27:17 AM - SOURCE: Osceola Sun

Fire damages home near 39th and Galena in Milwaukee, cause under investigation

Firefighters on Wednesday morning, April 4 responded to the scene of a house fire in Milwaukee. It happened shortly before 5 a.m. in the area of 39th and Galena. Officials say one person was transported for medical help. At this time, it is unclear if that person was hurt directly by the fire or if a medical issue flared up because of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/4/2018 6:00:28 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Madison firefighters respond to garage fire in snowy conditions

VIDEO: Firefighters in Madison are looking into the cause of a fire on the city's east side Tuesday night. The fire broke out just before 7 p.m. in the 400 block of Galileo Drive, which is off Cottage Grove Road. Madison fire officials say the fire started in the garage and spread to the home. Everyone got out of the house safely and no one was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 7:44:23 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

Goat dies in Medina barn fire on Tuesday afternoon, Dane County Sheriff's Office says

A baby goat died in a Tuesday afternoon barn fire in the town of Medina, authorities said. Forty-nine other goats were rescued from the blaze and nobody was injured in the fire, said Dane County Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Elise Schaffer. Dane County Sheriff's deputies and firefighters from six area departments responded to the barn fire at 1394 W.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 4:32:15 PM - SOURCE: Madison.com-Wisconsin State Journal-Capital Times

Wales Genesee Fire Department receives $20,000 gift from anonymous donor

Late last year, Fire Chief Jim Moon got an unexpected early Christmas gift. He found it Dec. 20 when he went through his mail and came across an envelope from a bank he didn't recognize. At first, he thought it was just promotional mail. "I thought it was going to say something like 'open an account with us.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 1:26:45 PM - SOURCE: Livinglakecountry

Fire breaks out in Mauston

Local emergency personnel responded to a fire at 1010 Parker Drive in Mauston April 3 at approximately 9:15 a.m. The building is used by Brunner Manufacturing. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Mauston Fire Chief Kim Hale said there is reason to believe the fire was caused by an "air handling unit," but that may be subject to change as they learn more.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 9:52:16 AM - SOURCE: wisc news

Beaver Dam Fire responds to house fire

A town of Beaver Dam family was displaced by an electrical fire on Monday night. Dan and Jackie Chase were able to contact authorizes after exiting the home. Beaver Dam Fire Department deputy fire chief Matthew Christian said there were no injuries reported. However the family was displaced from the home and will be staying with relatives in the area.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 8:37:20 AM - SOURCE: wisc news

Discarded cigarette causes fire at home in Janesville

A discarded cigarette appears to have caused a fire on the back porch of a multi-family home in Janesville early Tuesday morning, according to fire officials. Janesville fire says around 4:40 a.m., they resp onded to a fire at a home on the 800 block of McKinley Street. When firefighters arrived they found the back porch of the home and exterior wall had been partially extinguished by the residents.
- PUB DATE: 4/3/2018 7:02:26 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

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