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Lake Mills Police Department to name first K9 after fallen fire captain

The Lake Mills Police Department will be starting a K-9 program, and they will be naming the K-9 “Truman” after Lake Mills Fire Captain Chris Truman. Volunteer firefighter Christopher P. Truman died after he stopped to help a driver on the Beltline on New Year’s Eve. The City of Lake Mills Police Department made the announcement on their Facebook page on Monday.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2019 4:35:09 PM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

Lake Mills Police Department to name first K9 after fallen fire captain

The Lake Mills Police Department will be starting a K-9 program, and they will be naming the K-9 “Truman” after Lake Mills Fire Captain Chris Truman. Volunteer firefighter Christopher P. Truman died after he stopped to help a driver on the Beltline on New Year’s Eve. The City of Lake Mills Police Department made the announcement on their Facebook page on Monday.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2019 4:35:09 PM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

Man hospitalized with severe burns after Green Bay house fire

A man suffered severe burns and six have been displaced from their home after a fire broke out in a Green Bay home Sunday night. The fire broke out just after 5:50 p.m. in the 500 block of Pine Terrace, according to a press release from the Green Bay Metro Fire Department. When crews arrived at the scene, they said heavy fire was coming from the rear of the home on the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Press Gazette

Man hospitalized with severe burns after Green Bay house fire

A man suffered severe burns and six have been displaced from their home after a fire broke out in a Green Bay home Sunday night. The fire broke out just after 5:50 p.m. in the 500 block of Pine Terrace, according to a press release from the Green Bay Metro Fire Department. When crews arrived at the scene, they said heavy fire was coming from the rear of the home on the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Press Gazette

‘There’s always thin spots:’ South Shore firefighters prepare for ice rescues after freeze and thaw

VIDEO: After a deep freeze and quick thaw, firefighters in Racine County Sunday, Feb. 3 prepared for more calls related to the ice. "Extremes in the weather create more unique situations and we see greater call volume during those time frames," said Jon Keiser, battalion chief with the South Shore Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 8:45:04 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

‘There’s always thin spots:’ South Shore firefighters prepare for ice rescues after freeze and thaw

VIDEO: After a deep freeze and quick thaw, firefighters in Racine County Sunday, Feb. 3 prepared for more calls related to the ice. "Extremes in the weather create more unique situations and we see greater call volume during those time frames," said Jon Keiser, battalion chief with the South Shore Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 8:45:04 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Fire officials grateful for shoveled hydrants after responding to garage fire in Brooklyn

Fire officials are grateful that the fire hydrants near a garage fire were shoveled before they arrived. At least five fire departments from three counties worked to put out a garage fire in Brooklyn, officials said. The fire was reported just before 1 p.m. in the 200 block of Church Street, according to Dane County dispatch.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 2:43:07 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Fire officials grateful for shoveled hydrants after responding to garage fire in Brooklyn

Fire officials are grateful that the fire hydrants near a garage fire were shoveled before they arrived. At least five fire departments from three counties worked to put out a garage fire in Brooklyn, officials said. The fire was reported just before 1 p.m. in the 200 block of Church Street, according to Dane County dispatch.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 2:43:07 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Around 3000 pheasants killed in Montrose barn fire

Firefighters responded Saturday night to a Montrose barn fire that housed pheasant chicks, 3000 of which died in the fire, according to a representative from Wolff's Bellefontaine Farms. Firefighters from Verona, Fitchburg and Belleville responded to reports of a structure fire on the 6600 block of Henry Road at about 8:40 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 1:57:54 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

Around 3000 pheasants killed in Montrose barn fire

Firefighters responded Saturday night to a Montrose barn fire that housed pheasant chicks, 3000 of which died in the fire, according to a representative from Wolff's Bellefontaine Farms. Firefighters from Verona, Fitchburg and Belleville responded to reports of a structure fire on the 6600 block of Henry Road at about 8:40 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 1:57:54 PM - SOURCE: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison

Platteville fire department mourns the loss of young firefighter

Platteville Fire Chief Ryan Simmons emphasized the importance of mental health resources for first responders Friday as firefighters mourned the loss of a colleague who took his own life. Simmons said in a Facebook post that a young Platteville firefighter took his life Friday. "It does not matter why he chose this path, as no matter the reason, it is a heart breaking tragedy," he wrote in the post.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 11:50:14 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Platteville fire department mourns the loss of young firefighter

Platteville Fire Chief Ryan Simmons emphasized the importance of mental health resources for first responders Friday as firefighters mourned the loss of a colleague who took his own life. Simmons said in a Facebook post that a young Platteville firefighter took his life Friday. "It does not matter why he chose this path, as no matter the reason, it is a heart breaking tragedy," he wrote in the post.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 11:50:14 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Significant damage: Firefighters hampered by lack of water while battling fire in Greendale

PHOTO: Firefighters in Greendale on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 31 responded to a fire at a home on Greenmeadow Lane, southeast of 92nd and Grange. Fire officials said it was called in as a fireplace fire, and found to be a chimney fire that spread to the outside of the home and to the home’s attic area.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 7:03:02 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Significant damage: Firefighters hampered by lack of water while battling fire in Greendale

PHOTO: Firefighters in Greendale on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 31 responded to a fire at a home on Greenmeadow Lane, southeast of 92nd and Grange. Fire officials said it was called in as a fireplace fire, and found to be a chimney fire that spread to the outside of the home and to the home’s attic area.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 7:03:02 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

One dead and two injured after vehicle crashes into home in Shawano County

One is dead and two are injured after a vehicle left the road and hit a utility pole before driving into a home in Shawano County. The incident happened about 10:45 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Shawano County G and Geider Road in the Town of Red Springs, according to the Stockbridge-Munsee Police Department.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 6:15:48 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette

One dead and two injured after vehicle crashes into home in Shawano County

One is dead and two are injured after a vehicle left the road and hit a utility pole before driving into a home in Shawano County. The incident happened about 10:45 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Shawano County G and Geider Road in the Town of Red Springs, according to the Stockbridge-Munsee Police Department.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 6:15:48 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette

1 dead after mobile home fire on Milwaukee’s south side

VIDEO: One person is dead following a mobile home fire early Friday morning, Feb. 1 on Milwaukee's south side. It happened near 6th and Waterford shortly before 6 a.m. When crews arrived on scene they observed smoke coming from the trailer. Upon entry, they found fire in the kitchen area of the residence.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 5:44:14 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

1 dead after mobile home fire on Milwaukee’s south side

VIDEO: One person is dead following a mobile home fire early Friday morning, Feb. 1 on Milwaukee's south side. It happened near 6th and Waterford shortly before 6 a.m. When crews arrived on scene they observed smoke coming from the trailer. Upon entry, they found fire in the kitchen area of the residence.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 5:44:14 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Fire destroys garage in town of Oconto

A garage was destroyed in a fire Thursday afternoon in the town of Oconto. Oconto Fire Rescue, dispatched to 6152 Cream City Road about 12:47 p.m., found a single-story garage fully involved in fire. The garage’s roof had already collapsed, and vinyl siding on the house 15 feet away and on another garage about 30 feet away was melted.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 12:09:12 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Fire destroys garage in town of Oconto

A garage was destroyed in a fire Thursday afternoon in the town of Oconto. Oconto Fire Rescue, dispatched to 6152 Cream City Road about 12:47 p.m., found a single-story garage fully involved in fire. The garage’s roof had already collapsed, and vinyl siding on the house 15 feet away and on another garage about 30 feet away was melted.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 12:09:12 AM - SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette

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