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Motorcycle catches on fire at Eau Claire intersection

A motorcycle is destroyed after it catches on fire in Eau Claire. It happened Saturday around 7 p.m. at the corner of Jeffers Road and North Crossing. The Eau Claire Police Department said the fire started because of a mechanical issues. It was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived. No one was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2018 8:00:27 PM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Man injured in Sheboygan house fire

The Sheboygan Fire Department said that a home near 8th and Jackson is a total loss after a Saturday evening fire. The Sheboygan Fire Department Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls around 5:30 p.m. reporting smoke and flames shooting from the home. A large amount of fire was coming from the back of the home when firefighters arrived on scene.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2018 10:28:59 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Unoccupied residence damaged in early-morning fire, Madison officials say

A structure fire happened early Sunday morning at a single-family residence under construction, according to a news release. The City of Madison Fire Department responded to the 4200 block of Doncaster Drive around 3 a.m. after a neighbor reported visible flames and smoke from the front of the residence, the release said.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2018 7:22:42 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Sturgeon Bay fire truck ride makes young cancer survivor's day, thanks to Make-A-Wish

Chase Hartl, 6, was over the moon Saturday when a Sturgeon Bay fire truck pulled up to his house and gave him and his dad a ride to the Frozen Spoon for a yogurt treat. While Chase was reveling in the ride with the firefighters, who allowed him to toot the horn, more than 40 friends and family members had congregated at the Frozen Spoon to surprise him.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2018 9:16:01 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Worker stuck 5 stories up; rescued by Madison firefighters

A man working inside an old boiler at a Near East Side power plant had to be rescued when the lift he was in stopped functioning, leaving him about five stories off the ground. The Madison Gas and Electric worker was lifted down by rope and harness about an hour after the emergency call came in to the Madison Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2018 7:03:18 AM - SOURCE: Madison

Construction begins on Monroe Street, but Madison EMS crews and neighbors not worried

VIDEO: Monroe Street is down to one lane in one directions as summer construction gets underway. The work is happening between Odana and Nakoma Road and Regent Street. Despite the narrow road, emergency service providers aren't too worried about the construction because they say they're prepared. Emergency Fire and EMS crews strive to respond in 5 minutes or less, and they're still going to push for that by adjusting which station is going to respond to certain areas.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2018 6:33:11 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

Follow Up: Mood is bittersweet in Beaver Dam after successful controlled burn

VIDEO: The recovery of some residents’ belongings just before the controlled burn that destroyed their apartment building here Thursday offered the first piece of good news since an explosion in one of the apartments on March 5 killed a man who was allegedly making bombs. But it was hard to find anybody speaking in an optimistic tone.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2018 6:21:08 AM - SOURCE: Lacrosse Tribune

Firefighters burn Beaver Dam building where explosion took place

VIDEO: Firefighters are burning a Beaver Dam apartment building where a fatal explosion took place last week. Authorities set a controlled fire Thursday to burn the chemicals that cannot be removed because of their volatility. Those who lived in the building were not been allowed to return to retrieve any belongings or keepsakes because of the danger of another explosion.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2018 9:48:41 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9-Wausau

Woman arrested for Monday's fatal fire in Deer Creek

Authorities have arrested a 27-year-old woman in connection to a Monday fire in the town of Deer Creek that killed a man. Dana Nachtrab was arrested Wednesday, according to an Outagamie County Sheriff's Department release. She is expected to be charged with arson and first-degree reckless homicide for her suspected involvement in a fire that broke out at W10721 Pine Road in which 23-year-old Cody Nachtrab died.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2018 2:06:45 AM - SOURCE: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com

Madison firefighters, others to shave heads for St. Baldrick's Foundation

VIDEO: Madison firefighters are teaming up with Alt'n Bach's Town Tap to host a head-shaving fundraiser. They're raising money for childhood cancer research on Saturday, March 17. The event is from 3-6 p.m. at Alt'n Bach at 2602 Whalen Lane in Madison. Their goal is to raise $30,000 and there will be more than 20 local participants, including Madison firefighters, who will go bald to support the St.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2018 3:54:31 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

Follow Up: Man killed in Beaver Dam apartment explosion had worked as scientist

The man killed in the Beaver Dam apartment building explosion last week was a 28-year-old quality control technician for a food manufacturer there who had a background in science, but his pastor said he “was not a bomb maker.” Benjamin D. Morrow, 28, of Beaver Dam, was killed in the apartment blast, according to Roman Ryan of Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Madison, which is handling Morrow’s funeral arrangements.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2018 9:15:50 PM - SOURCE: Madison

Fire destroys home near Lake Tomahawk

Firefighters still don't know what caused a home to catch fire near Lake Tomahawk on Tuesday. A home on South Bluebird Road caught fire just before noon. The fire destroyed the home, but nobody was hurt. "It was a wooden frame structure with a metal roof, and it was fully involved when we got here," said Lake Tomahawk Fire Chief Doug Rehm.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2018 2:46:38 PM - SOURCE: WJFW-TV NBC 12 Rhinelander-Wausau

Man, 23, dies in fire Monday night in town of Deer Creek

VIDEO: Police are investigating after a 23-year-old man was found dead in a residence in the town of Deer Creek after a fire Monday night. Cody Nachtrab, an occupant of the home, was identified Tuesday afternoon as the victim in the fire. The fire was reported at about 11:20 p.m. on Pine Road, according to the Outagamie County Sheriff's Department.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2018 1:02:09 PM - SOURCE: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com

University of Wisconsin Research: More homes built near wild lands leading to greater wildfire risk

More than 10 million acres burned across the country during the 2017 U.S. wildfire season at a cost of more than $2 billion — the largest bill ever. And while many factors affect the risk for wildfires, new research out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows that a flurry of homebuilding near wild areas since 1990 has greatly increased the number of homes at risk from wildfires while increasing the costs associated with fighting those fires in increasingly dense developments.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2018 6:23:51 AM - SOURCE: News.wisc

Somers firefighters put out fire that spread from deck to kitchen wall

A fire that started on a deck and later spread to a kitchen wall displaced residents of a home in the village of Somers Monday. Somers firefighters were called shortly after 4 p.m. to the home at 11022 Seventh St. where a tenant had tried to put out a fire on the deck, according to Fire Chief Carson Wilkinson.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2018 2:05:05 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

Generous donation allows Stoddard-Bergen firefighters to get new equipment

VIDEO: Firefighters in Stoddard will be a little bit safer the next time they head out on a call thanks to a generous donation. While touring the station, community member Paula Johnson heard about the dangers that firefighters face. To help the department, she bought a navigation system for each of the 25 firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2018 10:28:38 PM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse

Update: No link to terrorism in Beaver Dam apartment explosion

VIDEO: While details still are not quite clear surrounding a fatal explosion March 5 at Village Glen Apartments, authorities are extremely clear on one point. "No known link to terrorism at this time — but we are still investigating," Beaver Dam Police Chief John Kreuziger said Monday during a news conference.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2018 10:23:40 PM - SOURCE: Sheboygan Press

Milwaukee firefighters rescue man from house fire near 70th & Dickenson

VIDEO: Milwaukee firefighters rescued a man from a house that caught fire on Monday morning, March 12 in the neighborhood near 70th and Dickenson. Officials tell FOX6 News when the Milwaukee Fire Department arrived on the scene around 9:30 a.m., they found heavy fire on the first floor. They pulled the man from the building -- and took him to Columbia St.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2018 8:45:28 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

MFD: 15 people displaced by fire on Milwaukee’s south side; arson not ruled out

VIDEO: Fifteen people were displaced by a fire that broke out at a home near 17th and Greenfield on Milwaukee's south side late Saturday night, March 10 -- and officials haven't ruled out arson in this case. Video submitted to FOX6 News by Pete's Fruit Market officials shows the fire at its worst. The video shows an orange glow lighting up the sky as fire swallowed the home.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2018 7:07:21 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

At least 8 animals dead after Emmet barn fire, barn a total loss

VIDEO: Eight animals were killed in a barn fire in the Town of Emmet Sunday evening. According to the Fire Chief with Marathon City Fire Department, the barn is a total loss. It was fully engulfed when crews arrived. The Fire Chief said he believes all eight animals were goats. He said he believes the cause is electrical, because there were heating lamps in the barn, but the cause of fire is still under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2018 5:17:21 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau