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Crews put out house fire in Sun Prairie

A fire damaged a home in Sun Prairie Wednesday afternoon according to the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters were called to a home in the 900 block of Katherine Drive just after 4:30 p.m. Fire officials said when crews arrived on scene, they found an active fire in the laundry room area.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2016 7:36:17 AM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

'Red, White, and Blue' prayer service held for area Alma emergency responders

VIDEO: Local law enforcement, medical staff, and firefighters were honored during a church service Wednesday night in Alma. Buffalo County Sheriff Mike Schmidtknecht says the St. Lawrence Catholic Church held a prayer service in support of local heroes. Schmidtknecht says he's appreciative for the communities' support.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2016 6:54:13 AM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Pick-up truck catches fire at Appleton parking garage

VIDEO: Officials are investigating after a pick-up truck caught fire at an Appleton parking garage. It happened just before 4 p.m. Wednesday at Yellow Parking Ramp, located on the 100 block of East Washington Street. Firefighters say there is not much left of the pick-up truck. The parking garage was not damaged.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2016 6:39:20 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Investigators look into cause of massive Westport fire; 13 people displaced

VIDEO: The Waunakee Fire Department says it's working to find out what started a massive fire in the Town of Westport early Thursday morning. The fire at an eight-unit apartment complex started around 3:15 a.m. and was contained around 6:15 a.m. Firefighters were still on the scene as of 6:45 a.m. to monitor the building.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2016 3:05:06 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

Judge enters not guilty plea for Green Bay murder and arson suspect

A judge entered a not guilty plea for a woman charged with arson and felony murder in connection with a man found dead after a fire at his home. Roni Anderson is charged with arson for allegedly setting the fire that killed Harold Ambrosius on June 12, 2015. She stood mute at her arraignment Monday, so Judge Tim Hinkfuss entered a not guilty plea for her, according to court records.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2016 9:32:38 AM - SOURCE: WLUK TV Fox 11

Ceremony honors 9/11 firefighters, Kilbourn's 125th anniversary

At exactly 8:46 a.m. on Sunday, the ringing of the fire bell echoed through the air. A hundred people sat in the shade with a cool morning breeze blowing in front of the Kilbourn Fire Department in downtown Wisconsin Dells. Fire Inspector Jerry Wolfram rang the bell, a solid nine times with a pause before ringing it one more time and then one last solid toll.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2016 2:11:21 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin Dells-Events

Kenosha: 'Super’ fire station proposed

The city of Kenosha could get a “super fire station” next year. Two fire stations would close and be merged into a “super” station on the site of the shuttered Bain Elementary School, 2210 52nd St. The two stations considered for closure: Station 3, 2121 Roosevelt Road, and Station 5, 2125 Washington Road.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2016 1:50:39 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

Couple found unconscious in car with toddler outside Milwaukee home

VIDEO: A Milwaukee woman found a couple passed out, possibly dying, in their running car. Their toddler was trapped inside. The woman reached out to WISN 12 News after seeing a viral photo from Ohio last week showing a similar situation. Firefighters and police officers are finding similar situations on an almost daily basis.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2016 4:42:32 PM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

Rhinelander Fire Departments Dives into the Trenchers for Training

VIDEO: Firefighters typically don't dive in and out of trenches often. Rhinelander's Fire Department wanted to make sure they can rescue anyone in that type of situation. The department has never had to save someone from a trench, but this two day training helps the squad feel prepared. "It's kind of invigorating, it's a good work out and we always have a couple of laughs during training so that helps a lot," said firefighter paramedic, Andrea Boos.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2016 4:41:49 PM - SOURCE: WJFW-TV NBC 12 Rhinelander-Wausau

Bank of Sun Prairie supports Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department’s 125th anniversary celebration

In 125 years, Sun Prairie has transformed – and Sun Prairie’s fire department right along with it. The boundaries have expanded, changing from a rural town to a bustling suburb. The population has exploded. Businesses have closed, or opened and grown. But through it all, one piece has been a constant: the steadfast Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department (SPVFD).
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2016 3:18:50 AM - SOURCE: Sun Prairie Star

Overdoses occurring on Interstate 94

Overdoses have overtaken car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Wisconsin. And in a growing number of cases, local overdoses are becoming the cause of crashes, according to local authorities. The Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department has seen multiple crashes on Interstate 94 in the past six months that involved overdoses, according to assistant chief of EMS Dan Russell, although he did not have exact figures readily available.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2016 2:12:18 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Marshall firefighters assist at tobacco barn fire

The Marshall Fire Department provided mutual assistance Sunday night at a tobacco barn fire in the Dane County Town of Vienna. A large tobacco barn and three additional outbuildings at 7026 Patton Road in the Town of Vienna were destroyed by the spreading fire that was reported at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2016 1:41:06 AM - SOURCE: Waterloo / Marshall Courier

Update: Officials continue to investigate cause of Fitchburg house explosion new

Investigators are still searching for what caused a Fitchburg home to explode last month. Thursday marks three weeks since the explosion that rocked the neighborhood. Debris once filled the streets and yards of homes around the area, but the restoration process for residents is just beginning. "They are in the emergency phase, then they go into the cleanup phase and then they go into the house to tear things apart and then you have to put it back together," resident Mary Katic said.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2016 10:27:40 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

Firefighters respond to Richfield fire

Crews from multiple fire departments were battling a large fire Monday in Richfield, according to Hewitt Area Fire Chief Brian Hafermann. The fire was an empty house in the 7700 block of Bethel Road, Wood County Sheriff's Department Capt. Shawn Becker said. Although the cause of the fire remains under investigation, a person had taken out a permit to burn brush in an area near the house, Becker said.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2016 8:18:59 PM - SOURCE: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

Fire destroys garage in Manitowoc

VIDEO: Manitowoc fire crews were called to the scene of a garage fire in the 700 block of N. 5th St. in Manitowoc just before 2 o'clock Monday morning. Two Rivers Fire Department was also called in to assist. There were no injuries in the fire though the homeowners did need to evacuate their home for a short period of time.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2016 9:27:46 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

4 buildings destroyed in barn fire in Dane County

VIDEO: Fire officials say four buildings and a vehicle were destroyed in a fire that started in a barn in Dane County. The DeForest Fire Chief tells our Madison affiliate 27 News the fire started around 7 p.m. in a barn at a home on Patton Road in the town of Vienna. It then spread to three other buildings, including a garage, where a vehicle was parked.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2016 6:36:12 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9-Wausau

Early morning fire damages business in Milwaukee

Firefighters on Monday morning, September 12th were called out to the scene of a structure fire near Brown Deer Road and Servite Drive in Milwaukee. The call came in around 3:20 a.m. Officials say the fire broke out in the warehouse area of a one-story strip mall. It was contained by two sprinklers. The fire caused $48,600 in damage to the building.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2016 6:30:18 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Madison firefighter's career shaped by 9/11 duty

VIDEO: Fifteen years ago, after a terrorism attack on Sept. 11 struck New York, killing more than three thousand, including more than three hundred New York firefighters, Madison Fire Department's Mike Dibble went to Ground Zero with four other firefighters to help in a life-altering trip. "Doug Freese, myself, Paul Komarck, Johnny Clark and Matt Schwister," Dibble says, listing the crew.
- PUB DATE: 9/12/2016 6:15:20 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9-Wausau

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donates boat to Sauk City Fire Department

The Sauk City Fire Department received an inflatable search and rescue boat from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation on Sept. 8. The boat and its trailer are worth $13,500 and will be used by the fire department to conduct rescue missions on local lakes and rivers where traditional boats can’t go.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2016 10:18:56 PM - SOURCE: wisc news

IRONMAN Foundation provides grants to Madison Police & Madison Fire departments

VIDEO: As thousands of people get ready to take on the IRONMAN Wisconsin in Madison this weekend, organizers are making sure the city's police and fire departments have the life-saving resources they need. The Ironman Foundation gave the departments grants worth nearly $23,000 on Thursday. The Madison Fire Department is using more than $15,000 for its “Jaws of Life” tool, while Madison Police are using the rest for its K9 unit.
- PUB DATE: 9/8/2016 6:07:32 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC