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Power line, faulty hydrant complicate Sheboygan garage blaze

A power line lying across the roof of a burning garage, a faulty fire hydrant and a leaking propane cylinder inside the structure complicated Sheboygan firefighters’ efforts to control the Wednesday-evening blaze. Nobody was injured in the fire that caused an estimated $25,000 in damages to a detached garage on the 1800 block of North Seventh Street.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2017 8:35:41 AM - SOURCE: Sheboygan Press

Madison Firefighters Urge Attorney General To Reinstate Fire Safety Regulation

Firefighters are asking the state's top law enforcement official to weigh in on a fire safety regulation the Walker administration says it can't enforce anymore. The Madison Fire Department has submitted a formal request to Attorney General Brad Schimel, asking him to support a regulation that required sprinklers in apartment buildings that have between three and 20 units.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2017 6:27:58 AM - SOURCE: Wisconsin Public Radio

2 missing cases prompt searches in separate areas of Chippewa River

Emergency responders in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties spent Wednesday searching for two people missing in separate incidents in the Chippewa River. By the end of the day, both searches came up empty. In Chippewa County, officials have been searching for 45-year-old Kyle Anderson, of Altoona, who is believed to have fallen out of a boat into the river near the Lake Wissota dam sometime after 3 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/31/2017 2:14:30 AM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Fire destroys home, truck near Stevens Point

VIDEO: A fire destroyed a home Wednesday morning near Stevens Point, but multiple people inside escaped unharmed. The fire was reported at about 8 a.m. near Sunset Drive in the town of Dewey, less than 10 miles north of Stevens Point. The home already had flames coming out of the walls when firefighters arrived, according to Dewey Fire Chief LeRoy Pukrop.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2017 9:51:13 AM - SOURCE: Stevens Point Journal

Several injuries reported in crash at Taylor and 17th in Racine

Racine police were working Tuesday night to sort out what led to a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 17th Street and Taylor Avenue that possibly sent up to four people to the hospital. Police and fire crews were dispatched just before 8:30 p.m. to a report of a crash with entrapment. Racine resident Vincent Cosey said he had just gotten off work and was driving down Taylor Avenue right behind a blue pickup truck.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2017 2:24:04 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Family recovering from camper fire near Mauston

Last week, surgeons took skin from the leg of Becca Micus and grafted it onto her hands and arms. She suffered third-degree burns to her face, arms and hands Aug. 12 in a camper fire near Mauston, and every day since, James Micus has gone to visit her and his two children in the UW-Madison Burn Center.
- PUB DATE: 8/30/2017 1:56:22 AM - SOURCE: Lake Geneva News

Clinton police arrest two, seek two more involved in house fire

Clinton police have made two arrests but are still looking for two more suspects they believe started fires at a church-owned house and a playground earlier this month. The main fire caused $200,000 in damage to a home owned by First Presbyterian Church at 314 Church St., Police Chief David Hooker said.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2017 5:08:53 PM - SOURCE: Walworth County Today

Early morning structure fire at a Wausau home

Wausau Fire quickly put out flames at a two-story building this morning. The fire broke out at a home on S. Fourth Avenue around 4 a.m. Wausau's Battalion Chief Allan Antolick says all residents were outside of the house when firefighters arrived on scene. "The building was clear of occupants and no one was injured" said Antolick.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2017 9:29:14 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9-Wausau

Guyant appointed to Sun Prairie Fire Advisory Committee on a 5-3 vote

District 4 Alder and City Council President Al Guyant, who opposes an expansion of 24/7 westside fire service, has been nominated to the Sun Prairie Fire Advisory Committee. Guyant edged out fellow District 4 Alder Mary Polenske, a supporter of adding night time firefighters to the Westside Community Service Building as soon as possible, on a 5-3 vote.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2017 3:13:09 AM - SOURCE: Sun Prairie Star

Sunday silo fire battled in the Town of Norway

Fire crews from four counties helped the Wind Lake Volunteer Fire Department battle a grain silo fire at a local farm on Sunday evening. The call came in at about 5:30 p.m. at the Saltzmann Family Farm, 23705 Kramer Road. According to Wind Lake Fire Chief Rob Robins, the fire began in a silo 70 percent full of rye.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2017 2:38:49 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Fire Chief Steve Schopf recaps Shipwrecked blaze in Egg Harbor

AUDIO: Members from every mainland Door County fire department convened Thursday to rehash the good and the bad from Sunday’s fire that destroyed Egg Harbor’s Shipwrecked Brewpub and Inn. Egg Harbor Fire Department traditionally holds the meeting after their major fires, but Sunday marked the first time a fire in the area reached Box 5 status on the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System and new rehab procedures were used to cycle firefighters in and out.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2017 5:41:30 PM - SOURCE: Door County Daily News

Brussels-Union-Gardner’s North Station Expects To Be Finished Labor Day Weekend

Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department’s North Station should be fully operational by Labor Day weekend. The addition at the station in Gardner will include two truck bays, fire hose drying area, and areas for lockers, equipment storage, and maintenance. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says his crews are excited to have a little more elbow room when they report for work.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2017 5:41:29 PM - SOURCE: Door County Daily News

Firefighter trapped while battling blaze at Merrill sports bar

VIDEO: No injuries were reported after the roof of a Merrill bar collapsed during a fire, trapping a firefighter inside, according to the Merrill Fire Department. Merrill Fire Department said the first dispatch call in regards to a structure fire at Victory Lane Sports Bar came in at 8:28 a.m. on Saturday.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2017 9:05:33 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9-Wausau

Woman, 3 children injured after crash into Madison laundromat

A woman and three children suffered minor injuries after their SUV crashed into a laundromat, according to a release from the Madison Fire Department. Firefighters were called at 8:06 a.m. to a laundromat in the 4600 block of Verona Road on a report of an SUV that crashed through the storefront. The SUV was inside the laundromat when firefighters arrived, the release said.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2017 9:03:45 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Search for missing boater in Chippewa River to continue Monday

VIDEO: The search for a man whose boat capsized on the Chippewa River has been called off for the night. Rescue crews from multiple agencies in the area are searching for a man whose boat capsized on the Chippewa River. According to the Chippewa Falls Fire Department a call came in around 1:40 Sunday afternoon for a capsized boat near the Wissota Hydro Dam.
- PUB DATE: 8/28/2017 5:21:15 AM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Fire crews called to car fire on I-94 in Jefferson County

VIDEO: A vehicle is completely destroyed after catching fire on I-94 in Farmington. It happened around 7 p.m. Saturday on I-94 eastbound near mile marker 268. Firefighters found the SUV fully engulfed in flames when they arrived to the scene. Two people inside the vehicle managed to escape unharmed.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2017 6:17:16 PM - SOURCE: Today's TMJ4

Balcony fire in Kenosha condo building displaces some residents

Fire broke out on the balcony of a third-floor condominium in HarborPark Saturday afternoon, causing the evacuation of the building and displacing several residents overnight. The Kenosha Fire Department was alerted to the fire at 420 57th St. at about 5:25 p.m. The fire appeared to have started on the balcony of a third-floor, corner-unit condominium.
- PUB DATE: 8/27/2017 9:28:50 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

Fire causes evacuation of restaurant on Madison's West Side

Guests and staff evacuated a restaurant on Madison's West Side Thursday night after a fire started on the kitchen's stove top, the Madison Fire Department said. The fire at the Denny's, 433 South Gammon Road, started around 6 p.m., Fire Department spokeswoman Cynthia Schuster said in a statement, and the firefighters arrived to see black smoke coming from the rooftop exhaust.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2017 3:11:54 AM - SOURCE: Madison.com-Wisconsin State Journal-Capital Times

Oak Creek and Milwaukee County partner with Kwik Trip for help

In case of emergency, the city and Milwaukee County Emergency Management will have a new partner: Kwik Trip. The city is entering into a memorandum of understanding with Milwaukee County Emergency Management and Kwik Trip for the latter to supply assistance, if needed, during certain emergencies. Oak Creek Fire Chief Tom Rosandich said the city was asked to come forward as a model for the county knowing Oak Creek has multiple Kwik Trip locations locally.
- PUB DATE: 8/25/2017 1:56:59 AM - SOURCE: My South Now

Fire departments work together to respond to calls on I-39/90 in Madison

VIDEO: Cars flew down Interstate 39/90 without a problem Thursday afternoon, but fire departments along the highway are concerned about getting to the scene of a crash when traffic backs up in the construction zone. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is expanding about 45 miles of I-39/90 from the Illinois state line to the Beltline in Madison.
- PUB DATE: 8/24/2017 5:08:59 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison