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Lincoln County Sheriff's Office investigating suspicious house fire, suspect in custody

A suspect is in custody and charged with arson after a “suspicious” house fire was reported in the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 19, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The location of the fire was not specified. According to a release from the Sheriff’s Office, the owners of the home reported that they woke up to the smell of smoke shortly before 5 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2021 1:01:29 PM - SOURCE: The Tomahawk Leader

Tomah Fire Department set to celebrate 150 years

A sesquicentennial anniversary only comes around once so when Tomah's Fire Department hit that mark this year, a celebration is in order. Saturday, August 28, the Tomah Fire Department is celebrating throughout the day and into the night. Since 1871, Tomah's volunteer firefighters have been protecting the city from fire and emergencies.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXOW-TV ABC 19 La Crosse

Neenah-Menasha firefighter brings therapy dog to first responders, veterans

A Neenah-Menasha firefighter saw a void among the help available for first responders dealing with the emotional toll of the job. So, he created his own solution. Operation K9 Hero is the brainchild of Neenah-Menasha firefighter DuWayne Schwartz. He recently started the non-profit to help first responders and veterans.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Fort Atkinson fire debris rekindles 1 week later

A portion of debris rekindled Wednesday, Aug. 18 in Fort Atkinson – more than one week after the initial fire broke out. The Fort Atkinson Fire Department worked to put out the rekindled debris Tuesday morning, which was seen creating a small smoke plume. On Saturday, Aug. 14, the fire department announced that firefighting activities had concluded after more than four days.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2021 1:29:48 PM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

House fire in Sheboygan kills multiple dogs, causes $150,000 of damage

Four people are without a home after a fire in Sheboygan killed multiple dogs and injured two firefighters. According to the Sheboygan Fire Department, on August 17 around 3:45 p.m., crews responded to the 1000 block of North 12th Street for a possible fire. The Sheboygan Fire Department responded with 11 pieces of apparatus and 16 personnel.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2021 6:36:17 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Cedarburg Fire Department promotes two members

The Cedarburg Fire Department announced promotions for two volunteer members. Deputy Chief Joseph Hintz was hired as a full-time deputy chief, which makes him the second full-time employed member of the Cedarburg Fire Department. Hintz started his fire service career while in high school, becoming a member of the Cedarburg Fire Department’s Explorer program.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2021 5:21:46 AM - SOURCE: Greater Milwaukee Today

Wisconsin firefighters seek 351 pairs of shoes to honor emergency personnel killed on 9/11, as part of a memorial

Nearly 3,000 people died the day of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Among them were 343 New York City firefighters, plus eight emergency medical service workers from private companies who responded to the Twin Towers in New York City. To honor them, Wisconsin firefighters are collecting 351 pairs of new or slightly used men's shoes to display at the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial in Wisconsin Rapids on Sept.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2021 5:52:55 AM - SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Building known as the ‘Old Curling Club’ in Centerville is a total loss after fire

A building that used to house the Centerville Curling Club is a total loss after a fire on Sunday night. The Trempealeau Fire Department responded to the fire at W25058 State Road 54/35 at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Galesville, Arcadia, Dodge, Ettrick and Holmen Fire Departments provided additional assistance.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXOW-TV ABC 19 La Crosse

Milwaukee Fire Department's LUCAS 3 CPR devices 'increase survivability rate of a patient'

New technology is helping save lives in southeast Wisconsin. An automated chest compression device is changing the way paramedics do their jobs. There are currently 12 LUCAS 3 devices with the Milwaukee Fire Department. The LUCAS 3 technology is helping with patient outcomes and care. The LUCAS 3 device is an automated chest compression system.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2021 10:33:43 PM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

6 removed from Green Bay home after fire, incident remains under investigation

Six people have been removed from their home following a house fire on Sunday afternoon. According to the Green Bay Metro Fire Department (GBMFD), just before 4 p.m., fire crews responded to the 900 block of Greenwood Avenue for a report of a house fire. Upon arrival, firefighters say they noticed smoke and flames were coming from the front porch which was quickly knocked down upon the arrival of the first engine.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2021 3:42:15 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Approx. 100 cattle evacuated during large barn fire in Bristol

A large barn caught on fire following a welding accident Saturday afternoon. Sun Prairie Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a barn fire located in the 7500 block of County Highway VV in the town of Bristol. Officials arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from two sides alongside the barn. Inside the barn several bales of hay and silage were burning.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2021 10:31:56 PM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

Ft. Atkinson Fire Department finishes fire operations after 96+ hours of fighting warehouse flames

A fire at a Ft. Atkinson warehouse has finally been put out after more than 96 hours of fighting the flames. According to a Facebook post from the City of Fort Atkinson Fire Department, fire operations at the Oak St. warehouse have been terminated. Officials say the EPA will continue monitoring air quality for at least 24 hours and the DNR water and run-off mitigation will continue for an undetermined amount of time.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2021 10:29:46 PM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

Madison Fire Department responds to ‘significant’ gas leak at Ian’s Pizza

The Madison Fire Department is currently investigating a gas leak Saturday afternoon in the 100 block of State Street. According to MFD, at around 1:13 p.m. officers were dispatched to a ‘significant’ gas leak located in Ian’s Pizza. Around 1 p.m. employees of Ian’s Pizza called 911 to report a natural gas leak, and were in need of assistance from the fire department after being unsuccessful in turning it off themselves.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2021 4:46:12 PM - SOURCE: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison

Hamburg conducts Marathon County fire training

Fire departments from all over Marathon Co. participated in fire training Saturday. The training took place in Hamburg. It’s the first division-wide drill the Hamburg’s Department has conducted. Firefighters were going through water movement training where they test to make sure all department resources are running correctly.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2021 4:42:49 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Fire damages Milwaukee home; 2 injured, cause under investigation

Firefighters on Thursday night, Aug. 12 responded to the scene of a house fire on Oak Park Court near Main Street in Milwaukee. The call came in around 10:45 p.m. One civilian and one firefighter were transported to the hospital. The firefighter suffered non-life threatening injuries. The condition and age of the civilian are unknown.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2021 8:16:13 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Fox Valley Technical College offers the only Wildland Firefighter program in Wisconsin

The rise of wildland fires across the country created a need for more specialized firefighters to stop those flames in their tracks and Fox Valley Technical College is the only place in Wisconsin to get that certification. Jon Kellermann, a Wildland Fire and Natural Resource Instructor for the program says, “We have two programs for wildland fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2021 7:35:06 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Milwaukee revamps storm response following 'unprecedented' damage

Milwaukee received more than 1,000 calls for response to storm related damage between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, August 11, between the Milwaukee Fire Department and the Department of Public Works. "In some fashion this is an unprecedented storm because of the number of people who are reporting downed trees," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2021 11:17:49 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Fatal house fire in Waushara County under investigation

The Waushara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal house fire. The Sheriff's Office said its 911 dispatch center received multiple calls of a structure fire at around 8:23 a.m. Wednesday. The fire was located at N1571 27th Ln, in the Town of Warren. Multiple fire departments responded to the scene to assist the Redgranite Fire Department with extinguishing the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2021 3:10:48 PM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay

Follow Up: Fort Atkinson fire destroys warehouse, injures firefighters, drains water tower

Alarge warehouse fire in Fort Atkinson Tuesday displaced about 50 residents and injured some of the 150 firefighters called to the scene. The fire was reported around noon in the 700 block of Oak Street on the city’s north side, police said. There was no one in the building at the time. Fire Chief Daryl Rausch said at a press conference Tuesday evening that some firefighters suffered injuries due to the heat and were treated at the scene or taken to a local hospital.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2021 1:02:51 PM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

Fire damages Milwaukee home, Red Cross assisting 6 people

Firefighters on Tuesday night, Aug. 10 responded to the scene of a house fire near Hartford and Marietta. The call came in around 9:15 p.m. When crews arrived, they found the fire on the first and second floors. The fire was pgraded to a 2nd alarm within minutes. The fire was contained to the structure and did not spread.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee