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Wisconsin Fire News

Two Rivers bar destroyed in overnight fire

VIDEO: Crews responded to an overnight fire at Hog Wild Bar in Two Rivers. Crews got the call around midnight to a bar on the 2500 block of Woodland Drive. Fire officials activated Mavis which is common for a fire of this size. The fire chief said they were able to get the fire out and under control around 3 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2016 7:17:34 AM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay

Milwaukee dad accused of drowning 3-month-old after fight

A man with the same name and date of birth had been the subject of a domestic violence restraining order petition filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court in April 2015. But the suspect was not properly served, and the court denied the restraining order and dismissed the case. It was not clear Sunday whether the petitioner who sought the restraining order was the mother of the child.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2016 5:57:07 AM - SOURCE: Oshkosh Northwestern

Prank Call for Downed Plane in the Town of Norrie

A prank call of a downed plane drew the attention of many EMS services for a wasted effort Friday afternoon. Dispatchers received a 911 call that there was a plane down in the Town of Norrie, but the cell signal dropped during the call. A medical helicopter, the Hatley fire department, and the Marathon County Sheriff's Department were called in to search, but were unable to locate a plane.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2016 6:23:14 AM - SOURCE: WNCY-FM Y100

Plum City warning sirens will be hooked to Pierce County

When severe storms rolled through Plum City Tuesday, July 5, the fire whistle didn’t go off in town; it wasn’t hooked up to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, who can set sirens off remotely, said Plum City Fire Chief PJ Hines. Hines and firefighter Ron Anderson told Plum City Village Board members July 11 that firefighters don’t receive any more advanced notice than residents when it comes to severe weather warnings.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2016 7:57:01 PM - SOURCE: Rivertowns

Eau Claire Fire Department announces new fire chief

The Eau Claire Police and Fire Commission is pleased to announce, after conducting a nationwide search, that Mr. Christian M. Bell has been appointed to the position of Fire Chief for the City of Eau Claire. Mr. Bell started his firefighting career as a volunteer in 1995 and joined the Eau Claire Fire Department in 1997 as a Firefighter/Paramedic.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2016 8:32:44 AM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Milwaukee firefighters union chief played role in high-rise zoning fight

The Milwaukee Common Council's rejection this week of a $55 million apartment high-rise was largely the result of opposition from people living in a neighboring east side condo building. But the neighboring condo owners were joined in their campaign by a unexpected figure: the president of the local firefighters union, who lives 13 miles from the proposed project site.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2016 5:11:19 AM - SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel