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1 cat dead, another rescued in Hartland house fire

No people were injured, but one cat died Sunday in a house fire on Maple Avenue in Hartland, Fire Chief Dave Dean said. Firefighters called to the home saw smoke coming from the second floor of the house. Dean said firefighters were able to contain the fire to two upper bedrooms. One cat was found dead.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2018 3:05:47 PM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

Oshkosh firefighters and police officers compete in charity hockey game

VIDEO: Twenty-nine firefighters and police officers squared off for the 11th annual "Guns 'N' Hoses" charity hockey game. Thirteen firefighters from five departments squared off against 16 police officers from seven departments. One hundred percent of the proceeds are being donated to "Project HOME." The charity helps create better living environments for those less fortunate in Oshkosh.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2018 5:57:02 PM - SOURCE: WLUK TV Fox 11

Campbell Fire Department pushes for new pumper truck

VIDEO: The town of Campbell Fire Department is asking the community to vote for a new truck. On Saturday morning, firefighters invited the community to an open house. While attending the open house people were given the chance to meet with local firefighters, get hands-on experience with the current aging pumper truck, and enjoy educational material.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2018 4:00:15 PM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse

10 people rescued from faulty elevator in downtown Madison apartment building

Ten people stuck in a malfunctioning elevator for about an hour had to use a ladder to get out of the top of the elevator in a Downtown Madison apartment building. Madison firefighters were called to the James apartments, 432 W. Gorham St., at about 11 p.m. Thursday. The James is one of the newest apartment buildings Downtown geared toward college students, first opened in 2017.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2018 9:40:06 AM - SOURCE: Madison

Milwaukee: “Fire Chief Ale” fundraiser to battle firefighter cancer held at Rock Bottom Brewery

A special event was held at Rock Bottom Brewery benefiting local firefighters Thursday evening, March 8. The event was a fundraiser for Local 215’s Firefighter Cancer Prevention Initiative. The initiative educates the public of the cancer risk for our firefighters and equipping firehouses with washers and dyers.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2018 2:03:04 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Woman, 20, rescued from icy waters in River Falls

VIDEO: A woman was rescued from icy waters Thursday after falling into Lake George in River Falls. The woman, a 20-year-old UW-River Falls student, was attempting to save her dog at the time. River Falls Police Chief Gordie Young said the woman had initially called to report the dog was stranded on the ice before she went out to retrieve it and found herself in a similar predicament.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2018 1:45:20 AM - SOURCE: Hudson Star-Observer

Vehicles destroyed after fire in parking lot of Fitchburg apartment complex

VIDEO: A fire in Fitchburg overnight Wednesday completely destroyed three vehicles. It happened in the parking lot of the New Fountains Apartments. Benjamin Blunt was visiting his mother-in-law Wednesday night at the apartments complex. He said he checked on his van just before midnight and everything was OK.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2018 10:37:32 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

Gibraltar Schools, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department boast strong relationship

The relationship between Gibraltar School District and the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department is something both sides equally benefit. For the school district, all staff members were able to participate in CPR training with help from instructors at the fire department, while the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department has been able to have positive encounters with students, recruiting a couple volunteers in the process.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2018 2:26:17 PM - SOURCE: Door County Daily News

Fire destroys Pleasant Prairie mobile home

A mobile home was destroyed by an early morning fire in Pleasant Prairie. No one was home when the fire began in the home, at 4202 75th St. in the City View Mobile Home Park, and no one was injured. David Wilkinson, assistant chief of the Pleasant Prairie Fire Department, said the fire call came in at 3:15 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2018 1:01:26 PM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

Early morning fire destroys mobile home in Kenosha

VIDEO: Firefighters on Thursday morning, March 8 responded to the scene of a mobile home fire near 75th Street and 43rd Avenue in Kensoha. The call came in around 3:30 a.m. Just the shell of the mobile home is left standing — flames also singed the siding on a nearby home. The fire appears to be under control at this time.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2018 7:02:43 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Fitchburg fire station design approved

The city’s second new fire station project took a step forward last month with approval of its design and architecture. The Plan Commission unanimously approved the station that will be built at the corner of Syene and West Clayton roads for an estimated $7 million. The first new station opened last year on Marketplace Drive.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2018 4:47:33 AM - SOURCE: Fitchburg Star

New Wausaukee Fire Truck Is Paid In Full

Discussion on needed road construction, including possible shared projects with the Town of Amberg, is expected at the monthly Wausaukee Town Board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. Clerk Cheryl Stumbris told the board at its Feb. 13 meeting that Aquila Resources Back Forty Mine had inquired about using the town hall for a focus group meeting some time in March.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2018 1:42:18 AM - SOURCE: Peshtigo Times

To neutralize explosives in Beaver Dam apartment, authorities detonate their own

VIDEO: Authorities conducted a controlled detonation Wednesday inside the Beaver Dam apartment where one man died in an explosion Monday. Beaver Dam Police Chief John Kreuziger said at a Wednesday morning news conference that the apartment contained, "highly volatile, homemade explosives." "They are so sensitive and cannot be removed," Kreuziger said.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2018 7:42:16 PM - SOURCE: WXOW-TV ABC 19 LaCrosse

Merrill fire chief resigns, city was evaluating chief weeks prior

VIDEO: Dave Savone feels it's been a "privilege and honor" to serve the city of Merrill. "When I came to Merrill, it was a great opportunity. Sometimes a blind squirrel finds an acorn and I found a golden acorn," Savone told Newswatch 12 over the phone. On Wednesday, that service shifted to past-tense.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2018 6:16:46 PM - SOURCE: WJFW-TV NBC 12 Rhinelander-Wausau

Green Bay firefighters show kindness to woman dealing with snow blower fire

VIDEO: Green Bay Metro firefighters put it all on the line when they head out on a fire call. But as Local 5's Kris Schuller shows us, sometimes they throw in a little bit extra to help those they serve. On Nancy Avenue Tuesday afternoon - a call for help went out. A snow blower on fire - assistance needed from firefighters like Cory Bereza and Mike Vanden Avond.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2018 5:51:24 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Manitowoc firefighters to climb Milwaukee's U.S. Bank Center for Fight For Air Climb

After climbing 1,034 steps and reaching the top of a 47-floor building in Milwaukee for the annual Fight For Air Climb, Lt. Jacob Johnsrud from the Manitowoc Fire Department said he and everyone else was completely out of breath. "We don't feel anxious about it because we know it's going to get better," he said.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2018 9:06:06 AM - SOURCE: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Fire damages home on Holmes Avenue in Cudahy

PHOTO: Firefighters on Tuesday night, March 6 responded to the scene of a house fire in Cudahy. The call came in around 11 p.m. The fire broke out at a home near Holmes Avenue and Delaware Avenue. Cudahy, St. Francis,South Milwaukee and Oak Creek Fire personnel responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2018 6:48:29 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Milwaukee north side bar where fatal shooting occurred in August catches fire for second time

VIDEO: Firefighters on Tuesday night, March 6 responded to the scene of a fire at a bar on Milwaukee's north side. The call came in around 11:30 p.m. The fire broke out at the building known as the Good Time Bar -- located near 10th and Chambers. Police say the bar has been vacant. Neighbors call this bar a nuisance.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2018 6:31:19 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Somers considers increasing ambulance fees

Increased ambulance fees and a new charge for patients who are not transported to a hospital are being considered in Somers. A rate survey was provided to village officials Tuesday by Somers Fire Chief Carson Wilkinson. “The proposed change to the village’s fee schedule would put us in line with our neighboring communities and communities in southern Wisconsin,” said Wilkinson, who indicated the last time a rate change was considered was more than two years ago.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2018 2:23:49 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

‘Impact has been very negative:’ Residency study shows 21 percent of city workers don’t live in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and several aldermen are saying many city workers choose not to live in the city, and that's having a huge financial impact. The city's Legislative Reference Bureau did some number crunching and overall, 21 percent of City of Milwaukee workers don't live in Milwaukee, according to their analysis.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2018 5:08:33 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6