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Proposal would create 'baby boxes' in Wisconsin where newborns could safely be abandoned

VIDEO: Newborn safety boxes could be installed at medical centers and law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin, under a new proposal at the state Capitol. Sen. Dale Kooyenga is drafting a bill, along with first responders and hospitals, that would add the boxes as an option for parents in Wisconsin who wish to safely surrender a newborn baby.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 5:16:16 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Monroe man dead after vehicle leaves road, crashes into tree

A 30-year-old Monroe man died early Monday morning after a crash in Green County. The Green County Sheriff's Department says just after 1 a.m., they got a call about a single-vehicle crash on County Highway P. When first responders got there, the one man in the vehicle was reported to be unresponsive and the vehicle was engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 6:16:00 AM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

No injuries in warehouse fire at Millipore Sigma in Sheboygan County

Multiple departments were called out to a warehouse fire at Millipore Sigma near County Highway V and County Highway A in the Town of Wilson in Sheboygan County Sunday, April 14. It happened just after 1 p.m. The Town of Wilson fire chief said the fire broke out in a storage facility for production chemicals at the plant.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV Fox 6

Red Cross assists Milwaukee apartment residents after 2-alarm blaze

VIDEO: Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at an apartment building near 23rd and Layton in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon, April 14. It happened around 3:15 p.m. Residents of the Willow Terrace Apartments building were out of their homes while firefighters investigated and worked to extinguish the flames.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2019 3:38:02 PM - SOURCE: WITI-TV Fox 6

Milwaukee Furniture Depot a total loss after 3-alarm blaze

VIDEO: Fire tore through Furniture Depot near 25th and Lincoln on Milwaukee's south side Saturday night, April 14. Residents scurried as the building went up in flames, fearing it was going to spread. It required a three-alarm response. "The whole store was engulfed," said Robert Bailey. Bailey said the blaze two doors down from him was intense.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2019 2:48:00 PM - SOURCE: WITI-TV Fox 6

Backyard electrical fire caught on camera in Grafton

High winds in Grafton knocked down part of a homeowner's tree onto power lines Thursday morning, causing sparks and flames to fly out. It happened in the 1100 block of Sunset Court in Grafton, just before 5 a.m. Thursday. Advertisement Jack O'Neal lives next door and caught the electrical fire on camera.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 10:44:00 PM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

WisDOT cameras show start of White Oaks apartments fire in Bayside

VIDEO: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released new video on Thursday, April 11, showing a large fire at the White Oaks apartment complex in Bayside. The blaze happened early Saturday, March 30. The video shows flames in the distance, above the treeline. North Shore Fire Department Chief Robert Whitaker says if the timestamp on this video matches the time of their first emergency call, the fire was already rolling over the rooftop before they dispatched emergency responders.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 8:50:28 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Rhodes-Conway will honor Judge Doyle Square contract, vague on providing funding for more ambulances

Madison Mayor-elect Satya Rhodes-Conway, who is set to be sworn in Tuesday, is responding to questions about some of her plans, including for the Judge Doyle Square project and funding for the police and fire departments. Rhodes-Conway previously told News 3 Now that if she were elected as mayor, she would likely cut ties with Beitler Real Estate, the vendor in the troubled Judge Doyle Square project downtown Madison.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 4:43:33 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Port Washington: A gift to a fire department in need

The fire department on Madeline Island in northern Wisconsin is getting a new tanker truck, courtesy of the Port Washington Fire Department. It’s a much-needed donation approved last week by the Port Washington Common Council. The Madeline Island department suffered a “catastrophic loss” when an explosion and subsequent fire in early March destroyed the fire station and all the equipment stored there, Port Washington Fire Chief Mark Mitchell said.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 3:56:30 AM - SOURCE: Ozaukee Press

Port Washington panel likes two Hwy. 33 sites for new firehouse

The Port Washington Fire Station Task Force on Tuesday narrowed its preferred sites for a new firehouse to two locations along Highway 33 west of Highway LL. Task Force Chairman Jim Biever said the group’s first choice would be on the north side of the intersection of the highways near the site of the proposed Casey’s convenience store and gas station.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 3:19:24 AM - SOURCE: Ozaukee Press

Two Trailers Considered Total Loss Following Brotherstown Fire

Two trailers are considered complete losses following a fire in Brothertown today. According to the Calumet Fire Chief, officials were dispatched to the trailer park around 2:40 this afternoon. Upon arrival, one trailer was completely engulfed in flames, which spread to two other units. As a result, six people have been displaced from their homes.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2019 8:32:55 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Construction bids for Greenville fire station total $6.2 million

Construction of the town's new 22,000-square-foot fire station will begin early next week and last eight months. Bids for the project totaled $6.2 million. The budget approved by voters in an August 2018 referendum was $6.5 million. Town Administrator Joel Gregozeski said officials had been concerned with the bidding environment because of a large amount of work in the construction industry.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2019 1:03:39 PM - SOURCE: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com

Residents displaced after Ashwaubenon duplex fire

No one was injured after a fire broke out at a duplex in Ashwaubenon early Wednesday morning. Just after 1 a.m., fire crews were called to a two story duplex located in the 1700 block of Cormier Road for a fire in the back of the residence, a press release from the Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety said.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2019 4:53:45 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette

One found dead in fiery crash in Chippewa County's Lake Hallie

One person was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning in Chippewa County. According to a release from the Lake Hallie Police Department, a 911 call was received reporting that a single vehicle crashed and was on fire near the intersection of 25th Avenue and County Highway P. After the Chippewa Fire District extinguished the fire, the driver's body was discovered inside the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2019 1:49:40 PM - SOURCE: Chippewa Herald

Removed load-bearing wall causes partial building collapse in Madison

An apartment building partially collapsed on Madison's west side Monday afternoon, a fire official said. Madison Fire Department spokeswoman Cynthia Schuster said that during the deconstruction process for a remodeling project in the basement of the building located at 1202 McKenna Blvd, a load-bearing wall was removed, which caused a partial structure collapse.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2019 6:18:57 AM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

Firefighter injured, 7 displaced after apartment fire in Waunakee, chief says

A firefighter was injured and seven residents were displaced after an apartment fire in Waunakee, said Waunakee Fire Chief Dave Kopp. Crews responded to reports of black smoke in the 400 block of O'Malley Street at 7:25 p.m. Monday. Firefighters had the fire put out within the first couple of minutes.
- PUB DATE: 4/9/2019 2:55:00 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Semi hauling 20+ tons of meat catches fire in Outagamie County

PHOTOS: Firefighters battled a semi tractor trailer fire on Monday, April 8 that temporarily shut down the northbound lanes of I-41 near Highway 15. The trailer contained 41,000 pounds of meat. Officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation -- and there is no dollar loss amount yet. The driver of the truck was able to get out of the vehicle prior to Grand Chute firefighters arriving on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2019 10:17:06 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Waupun Raising Money to Bring Traveling 9/11 Memorial to City

The City Waupun is a place very different from New York City. However, this small city in eastern Wisconsin wants to bring a bit of New York history to town this summer as a way of honoring those who lost their lives on 9/11. Fire Chief B.J. DeMaa is working to bring the 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit to town during the city’s Celebrate Waupun festival in June.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spectrum News 1

Madison firefighters respond to report of fire at east side deli

Madison firefighters responded to fire at an east side deli Sunday night. Around 8:30 p.m., crews responded to Stalzy's Deli on the 2700 block of Atwood Avenue. Dane County Communications told News 3 Now there was a report of smoke coming from the ceiling. According to Madison fire chief Steve Daivs, the first was mostly contained to the kitchen.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2019 10:05:28 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison