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Early morning Allouez house fire sends one to hospital

VIDEO: An early morning house fire on Pickard Circle in Allouez sent one person to the hospital. According to firefighters, the call came in at about 5:30 Monday morning, from a person inside the house. That person was transported to the hospital. It is unclear if there are any injuries. When firefighters arrived flames were coming from the first level of the home, but once inside they realized there were also flames in the attic.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2017 5:34:35 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Duplex fire leaves Burke family without a home

VIDEO: When firefighters got to the scene flames were shooting out of the roof. It happened in the 5500 block of Larry Lane. According to the Sun Prairie Fire Department, the residents were not hurt, but a Sun Prairie firefighter was treated and released after suffering a leg injury. The side of the duplex the family lives on is a total loss and there is concern from the fire department that the entire duplex could be a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2017 9:22:13 PM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

11 Displaced after Possible Arson Fire in Milwaukee

Eleven people and a dog are displaced after a duplex fire in the 900 block of South 33rd Street in Milwaukee. A CBS 58 crew on scene spoke to someone who lives at the property who said that someone they didn't know broke into the house and started a fire. CBS 58 observed someone being put into a squad car.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2017 6:42:13 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Police: Woman rescued from Wisconsin River near Kilbourn Dam after 'letting go' of railing

A woman who fell into the Wisconsin River from the Kilbourn Bridge in Wisconsin Dells on March 12 was quickly rescued by Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton first responders in what was termed a “lifesaving” effort. Clinging to the “cable and barrel” warning system in front of the Kilbourn Dam on the Upper Dells, the woman was pulled from the river by Kilbourn Fire Department firefighters in their emergency boat.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2017 6:23:54 PM - SOURCE: Madison

Fire destroys Fond du Lac County barn, pole shed

Multiple fire departments were called out early Friday morning to battle a blaze that destroyed a barn and pole shed in Fond du Lac County. The fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at W9135 Lincoln Road, Rickland Farms, Inc., owned by Gregory and Laura Rickland. An 18,000- square-foot barn and attached pole shed were destroyed.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2017 7:38:43 AM - SOURCE: Fond du Lac Reporter

New chief at Waunakee fire station

A turning point for Gary Acker came after he moved to Waunakee on the eve of the Fourth of July weekend. At work the very next day, many of his co-workers suddenly left. Acker was told, “They went to 614 Fourth Street. A lightning strike.” He replied, “I live there.” He raced home to find a couple of dozen firefighters – some his co-workers – in the house and damage limited to some cracked trusses.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2017 4:11:21 AM - SOURCE: Waunakee Tribune

Deer-Grove, Cambridge and Marshall EMS services eyeing merger study

They’ve been talking since 2015 about a three-way merger. Now the Deer-Grove, Cambridge and Marshall EMS services are taking a significant step toward that possibility. In coming weeks, they expect to jointly put out a request for proposal (RFP) seeking a consultant to study the idea. A consultant could be on board this spring.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2017 1:46:37 AM - SOURCE: Waterloo / Marshall Courier

Brand new firefighting gear is on display in Green Bay

VIDEO: The 49th annual Wisconsin State Firefighters Association convention is being held at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay this weekend, and it's open to the public. Chief Todd Blaser of the Manitowoc Fire Department says the weekend is chance for firefighters from around the state to network, learn about training techniques, see old friends, and get a good look at new fire trucks & high-tech gear.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Fire station locations discussed at Eau Claire Police and Fire Commission meeting

VIDEO: Locations for a new fire station on Eau Claire's north side was one of the topics discussed at Thursday’s Eau Claire Police and Fire Commission meeting. The new building would replace Fire Station 10, which is located at the corner of Hastings Way and Birch Street in Eau Claire. The city says Fire Station 10 was built back in 1949, and it's outdated.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2017 7:58:47 PM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Light prompts search near Menasha boat launch

Firefighters spent three hours searching Little Lake Butte des Morts early Thursday morning after a police officer noticed a light on the ice near the Ninth Street boat launch. Lt. Craig Quick of the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department said a Menasha police officer saw the light from the intersection of Ninth and Racine streets about 1:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2017 7:58:30 AM - SOURCE: Oshkosh Northwestern

Pallet of batteries sparks fire in Glendale

VIDEO: Firefighters fought a fire in Glendale Thursday morning. The fire started on a pallet of batteries at Batteries and Bulbs Warehouse, firefighters confirm. People were inside at the time, but they all escaped safely. Elise Preston has more.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2017 6:41:02 AM - SOURCE: The Morning Blend

Forestry staff presented program informing property owners how to be ‘firewise’

Spring is the season for wildflowers and wildfires. As Wisconsin’s winter-weary residents celebrate the warmer weather, the lack of snow cover and still-dry vegetation creates prime conditions for wildfires to start and spread. To educate homeowners to be “firewise” and take steps to reduce property damage from wildfires, Department of Natural Resources forestry team leader Eric Zenz of the Black River Falls Service Center and DNR forestry specialist Amy Luebke.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2017 2:39:25 AM - SOURCE: Jackson County Chronicle

Woman injured, pinned by heavy cabinet at work, Madison fire officials say

Firefighters helped a woman who was trapped under a heavy piece of furniture at work in downtown Madison Tuesday afternoon. The Madison Fire Department said an employee at a business in the 300 block of East Wilson Street was rearranging files alone in a locked room when the top drawer of the file cabinet caused it to become top-heavy and tip over.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2017 9:59:01 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Mauston Fire Department has busy Sunday

It was a busy Sunday for the Mauston Fire Department as the volunteer service responded to three calls on March 12, including a house fire. A fire reported at W3728 Partridge Lane totaled the second story of a home owned by Keyslyna Iwanska. The first floor suffered heavy smoke and water damage. Mauston Fire Chief Kim Hale said Iwanska and a pet escaped the fire without any injuries and some possessions were recovered.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2017 2:09:38 AM - SOURCE: Juneau County-Star Times

Fire in Portage home claims several pets

The Portage Fire Department put out a house fire on Hamilton Street on Tuesday afternoon, responding with the benefit of some great fortune, and at the same time, not quite enough. “I was heading to work and I drove by the house and something didn’t look right,” said department Capt. Robert Wood, who happened by 826 Hamilton St.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2017 1:53:59 AM - SOURCE: Portage Daily Register

After 47 years, Kenosha firefighter still burns for hockey

House Captain Daniel Radandt, 55, of Station 7 of the Kenosha Fire Department, has been a hockey goalie for more than 40 years. He learned the sport as a child and continues to play competitive hockey in Kenosha. Q. How did you get into hockey? A. It was at age 8. My dad made a rink on a pond. We used to live on KR and Highway 31.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

Police investigate fatal house fire in Princeton

Authorities are still trying to identify a person who died early Monday morning in what they call a suspicious house fire in Green Lake County. The Princeton Fire and Police departments, along with the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office, responded to a report of a house fire at 12:50 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of South Farmer Street in Princeton, according to a police department news release.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2017 8:46:24 AM - SOURCE: Oshkosh Northwestern

Outdoor burning suspected as cause of fire at rural Milton home

A rural Milton home is a total loss after a fire Sunday afternoon, Milton Fire Chief Chris Lukas said. Homeowner Walter Isaacson at 3:50 p.m. Sunday reported the fire at 7207 E. Bowers Lake Road to the Rock County Communications Center, Lukas said. Isaacson and his wife were out of the house when firefighters arrived, but two of the family cats still had not been found, Lukas said.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2017 8:22:31 PM - SOURCE: Janesville Gazette

Police investigate if Baraboo arson suspect is tied to other fires

VIDEO: Baraboo police have arrested 42-year-old Timothy Larsen on arson charges in connection to a house fire on Sept. 2 in the 500 block of 6th Avenue. A family had recently moved out, so the home was vacant at the time of the fire. When police officers arrived on the scene of the fire, they didn’t have to go far to find the man who would eventually become their suspect.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2017 4:47:15 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Merrill Fire Department gets new brush truck

When firefighters head to a fire, they need to park the red truck before it can spray water. Merrill Fire Department's newest truck can drive and fight fire at the same time. The fire department's new brush truck will be in service soon. It has been 20 years since they've had a new one. Firefighters can fight brush fires using a joystick system, much like the ones used for video games.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2017 3:44:26 PM - SOURCE: WJFW-TV NBC 12 Rhinelander-Wausau