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Firefighters battle chimney fire in Green Bay

Green Bay firefighters spent early Wednesday morning battling a chimney fire. Crews were called to a home in the 800 block of Gross Lane around 1:30 a.m. When NBC26 arrived, visible flames could be seen coming from the roof. Crews were quickly able to stop the fire from spreading by cutting holes in the roof.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2016 12:37:12 AM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay

Trapped residents rescued: 28 departments respond to 4-alarm fire in Whitewater

VIDEO: Several departments were called out to a four-alarm fire at an apartment building in Whitewater Wednesday night, November 9th. The call came in around 6:30 p.m. This fire occurred at an apartment building on Tratt Street in Whitewater -- University Garden Apartments. First arriving crews noted fire in one of the common hallways and initiated an offensive attack.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX 6 Now

Heat is on Milwaukee firefighter recruits, as they put their training to the test

VIDEO: It's the final test before becoming a firefighter. Some of the Milwaukee Fire Department's latest recruits put their training to the test on Wednesday, November 9th -- all before graduation. "It feels more real than other training I've ever done before," said Phillip Tadysak, a firefighter recruit.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2016 8:37:11 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

La Pointe firefighters work on modern fire attack

For firefighters, high quality training in a controlled but realistic environment can be the difference between life and death when they confront the real thing. It is something that any firefighting professional knows; a firefighter is only as good as the training they have undergone to prepare them for the real thing.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2016 2:13:49 AM - SOURCE: Ashland Daily Press

Baby Wakes Mom in Appleton Townhouse Fire

A woman woke up because of her baby and discovered a fire broke out inside her Appleton townhouse Tuesday. Fire officials say it happened at 1201 Bartell Court around 10:30 a.m. The woman heard her 18-month-old daughter coughing and fidgeting when she spotted the fire. The mom then broke a window in the second floor bedroom and screamed for help.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2016 2:33:32 PM - SOURCE: WIXX-FM 101

Green Lake County authorities search for alleged arsonist

Early Sunday morning, the Green Lake County E911 Communications Center received a call of an intentionally set fire at a home on Rex Street in the Town of Marquette. Deputies arrived on the scene to collect information and evidence. An elderly male reported that his 57-year-old daughter had intentionally set a number of fires inside of his residence.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2016 2:51:03 AM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay

Eau Claire studying pros, cons of new fire station sites

Two of three sites being considered for a new fire station on Eau Claire’s north side would reduce overall response times for ambulance and fire calls, an important factor in determining that station’s location, city Fire Chief Chris Bell said Monday. But both of those sites — on property along Galloway Street across from Indianhead Foodservice Distributor and at a site along Malden Avenue — pose other issues, Bell told the Eau Claire City Council.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2016 2:32:21 AM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Comrades pay their respects to Oneida firefighter

As Alissa Routheaux went on a walk with the seven young kids she was watching Monday morning, the group passed a few dozen fire engines and other safety vehicles that were parked up and down a street in her neighborhood. This wasn’t a typical early November day in the small city. Sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures were accompanied by a big turnout in the downtown district.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2016 1:47:51 AM - SOURCE: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com

Early morning fire damages abandoned warehouse near 15th & St. Paul in Milwaukee

Firefighters on Monday morning, November 7th were called out to the scene of a fire at an abandoned warehouse in Milwaukee. It happened near 15th and St. Paul shortly before 1:00 a.m. The fire caused $100,000 in damage to the building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2016 4:49:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Milton Fire Department seeks to enhance EMS services

The Milton Fire Department, like many other fire and rescue squads across Rock and Walworth counties, faces chronic staffing issues and budget shortfalls. Despite those challenges, Milton is exploring how to enhance its EMS services. Doing so would come with an undetermined cost at a time when finances are already tight, interim Fire Chief Chris Lukas said.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fire Rescue 1

Man's body found in Clark County house fire

VIDEO: The State Fire Marshal is investigating a house fire where a body of a man was found inside. According to Owen Police Chief Andrew Schade, a neighbor reported a home on fire around 3 a.m. Saturday on the 400 block of Bjornstad Street in Owen. Several area departments responded to the scene including the Owen-Withee-Curtiss Fire District, Thorp Fire Department, Abbotsford Fire Department, Colby Fire Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Owen Police Department.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2016 5:01:53 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Sheriff: Neighbors help save pilot after plane crash in Mukwa

VIDEO: The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office says neighbors came to the rescue on Sunday after a single-engine plane crashed in the Town of Mukwa. It happened at 4:22 p.m. on the N4100 block of Faskell Road, near the runway at Poppy’s Flying Acres, a private airport. The pilot was flying a new, home-built plane with less than 50 hours of flight time when it crashed.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2016 2:48:50 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Madison police, firefighters dress up to raise money for local groups

VIDEO: Local firefighters 311 and the Madison Professional Police Officers Association are holding a black tie ball to raise money for the community. WKOW is a sponsor of the second annual Madison Area Police and Fire Charity Ball held Saturday night. 27 News anchor Amber Noggle was emcee. Firefighters say they like hosting the ball because it shows unity between the police and fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2016 8:35:14 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

West Allis Police still looking for arsonist who injured small child

VIDEO: West Allis Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down an arsonist who injured a small child. Police say someone appeared to have intentionally set a fire to a first floor unit in the Lincoln Crest Apartments last weekend. Kuldeep Batanick and other neighbors said they heard a lot of noise coming from the unit, but did not know what was going on.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2016 6:46:47 AM - SOURCE: The Morning Blend

Westby-Christiana Fire Department wins grain bin rescue tube

The Westby-Christiana Fire Department won a grain bin rescue tube and hands-on rescue training as part of Nationwide’s 2016 Nominate Your Fire Department Contest held in conjunction with Grain Bin Safety Week held annually in February. Grain Bin Safety Week is an annual observance that occurs the third full week of February to promote grain bin safety on farms and commercial grain handling facilities.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2016 1:46:41 AM - SOURCE: Westby Times

Boulder Junction honors two former fire chiefs

During last week's Boulder Junction Town Board meeting, local firefighters Mykyl Hensley and John Titel were honored for their service and dedication to the fire department. "They have served for more years than I'm sure they want me to disclose here this evening," fire chief Matt Reuss said. "They have numerous achievements and accolades on their records and both served as chief as the department and EMT providers.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 11:59:31 PM - SOURCE: Lakeland Times Minocqua

Merrill Fire Department unveils new duty shirts in honor of veterans

The Merrill Fire Department is honoring veterans and active military personnel by wearing a specially designed duty shirt. The MFD members are wearing these shirts in honor of the brave men and women who have and are selflessly defending our freedoms. The idea for the shirts came from crew members trying to find a creative way to show support for the new Northwoods Veterans Post soon to be constructed in Merrill.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 11:41:09 PM - SOURCE: Merrill Foto News

Mount Horeb Fire Department seeks new building

VIDEO: The Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department and EMS are pushing for a referendum to get a new building that they say they desperately need. The department serves two villages and six townships totalling up to nearly 13,000 residents. The voters in those municipalities will have the chance to vote for a referendum on Election Day.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 9:44:44 PM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

Firefighters extinguish Nemak roof fire in Sheboygan

Firefighters extinguished a roof fire at Nemak in Sheboygan Wednesday night. Fire crews responding to Nemak, 4243 Gateway Drive, just before 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday found flames coming from a vent duct on the roof. The vent stack contained aluminum dust, so water could not be used to extinguish it. Firefighters used a collection of portable CO2 and Dry Chemical extinguishers from their rigs and Nemak to extinguish the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 9:03:36 AM - SOURCE: Sheboygan Press

Beloit house fire caused by holiday lights

Firefighters were called at 11:24 p.m. to 2226 Jackson Street where they found a small fire on the outside the front of the home and burning its way up the side toward the roof. The homeowner told firefighters that he saw a flickering outside and when he went out he saw flames from the bottom of the home moving toward the roof.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 5:37:04 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison