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La Crosse firefighters battle house fire on Winnebago Street

PHOTO: Crews from the La Crosse Fire Department spent at least an hour battling a fire on the 600 block of Winnebago Street on Wednesday night. The department's Facebook page posted several photos from the blaze. According to fire officials, everyone got out of the house safely. Temperatures in La Crosse late Wednesday night hovered around 18 degrees below zero, which a wind chill factor of minus 30.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 9:03:20 PM - SOURCE: Lacrosse Tribune

La Crosse firefighters battle house fire on Winnebago Street

PHOTO: Crews from the La Crosse Fire Department spent at least an hour battling a fire on the 600 block of Winnebago Street on Wednesday night. The department's Facebook page posted several photos from the blaze. According to fire officials, everyone got out of the house safely. Temperatures in La Crosse late Wednesday night hovered around 18 degrees below zero, which a wind chill factor of minus 30.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 9:03:20 PM - SOURCE: Lacrosse Tribune

1 taken to hospital following Franklin house fire

VIDEO: One person was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning following a house fire in Franklin. There’s no word on the extent of the person’s injuries. Authorities say the fire started at a home near 116th St. and W. Ryan Rd. around 1 a.m. The Franklin Fire Department said crews had problems with engines freezing.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 6:18:41 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

1 taken to hospital following Franklin house fire

VIDEO: One person was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning following a house fire in Franklin. There’s no word on the extent of the person’s injuries. Authorities say the fire started at a home near 116th St. and W. Ryan Rd. around 1 a.m. The Franklin Fire Department said crews had problems with engines freezing.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 6:18:41 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Man taken to hospital following house fire in Racine, cause under investigation

One person was taken to the hospital early Wednesday morning, Jan. 30 following a house fire in Racine. The fire broke out around 1:22 a.m. at a home on Saxony Drive. The owner and lone occupant of the home called 911 to report the fire. He later reported that he was alerted to the fire by his dog. Fire Department Paramedics treated and transported the owner to Ascension All Saints Racine for his injuries sustained due to the fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 4:35:35 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Man taken to hospital following house fire in Racine, cause under investigation

One person was taken to the hospital early Wednesday morning, Jan. 30 following a house fire in Racine. The fire broke out around 1:22 a.m. at a home on Saxony Drive. The owner and lone occupant of the home called 911 to report the fire. He later reported that he was alerted to the fire by his dog. Fire Department Paramedics treated and transported the owner to Ascension All Saints Racine for his injuries sustained due to the fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 4:35:35 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

86-year-old man in critical condition following house fire in Township of Lisbon

An 86-year-old man is in critical conditional following a house fire in the Township of Lisbon Tuesday night, Jan. 29. One deputy was also treated and released from the hospital for smoke inhalation. Firefighters were called out to a home on Good Hope Road around 9:20 p.m. Upon arrival, the home was fully engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 4:35:33 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

86-year-old man in critical condition following house fire in Township of Lisbon

An 86-year-old man is in critical conditional following a house fire in the Township of Lisbon Tuesday night, Jan. 29. One deputy was also treated and released from the hospital for smoke inhalation. Firefighters were called out to a home on Good Hope Road around 9:20 p.m. Upon arrival, the home was fully engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 4:35:33 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Madison Fire Chief: 'Coldest fire I've ever responded to;' Nobody injured after east side house fire

At least 10 fire crews battled both heat and dangerous cold Wednesday morning for a fire on Madison’s far east side. Dane County dispatchers say the call came in just before 3 a.m. for a fire at a home in the 4800 block of Buckeye Road. Crews said the single-family house was fully engulfed. Neighbors noticed flames coming from the roof of a home.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 2:08:26 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Madison Fire Chief: 'Coldest fire I've ever responded to;' Nobody injured after east side house fire

At least 10 fire crews battled both heat and dangerous cold Wednesday morning for a fire on Madison’s far east side. Dane County dispatchers say the call came in just before 3 a.m. for a fire at a home in the 4800 block of Buckeye Road. Crews said the single-family house was fully engulfed. Neighbors noticed flames coming from the roof of a home.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 2:08:26 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Crews Say Crivitz Lumber A 'Total Loss,' No One Hurt

Fire crews say the historic Crivitz Lumber Company building is a total loss after the fire. Luckily, no one was hurt. 11 crews were out at the scene taking shifts as they battled and fire and the bitter cold. Officials say they were impressed with the community response. The doors to the elementary school were opened and offered a warm place for firefighters as well as food and hot coffee.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2019 7:00:21 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Crews Say Crivitz Lumber A 'Total Loss,' No One Hurt

Fire crews say the historic Crivitz Lumber Company building is a total loss after the fire. Luckily, no one was hurt. 11 crews were out at the scene taking shifts as they battled and fire and the bitter cold. Officials say they were impressed with the community response. The doors to the elementary school were opened and offered a warm place for firefighters as well as food and hot coffee.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2019 7:00:21 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Winter snowstorm makes firefight difficult at Sullivan home

A winter snowstorm made it difficult for fire crews battling a house fire in Sullivan Monday morning. The fire department was called to the home at county roads CI and E just before 2:30 a.m. No one was home at the time, but crews had to use an excavator to extinguish the flames. The home had to be torn down and is a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2019 10:25:30 AM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

Winter snowstorm makes firefight difficult at Sullivan home

A winter snowstorm made it difficult for fire crews battling a house fire in Sullivan Monday morning. The fire department was called to the home at county roads CI and E just before 2:30 a.m. No one was home at the time, but crews had to use an excavator to extinguish the flames. The home had to be torn down and is a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2019 10:25:30 AM - SOURCE: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee

Fire destroys barn in Eau Claire County

A fire Sunday night destroyed a barn in the Eau Claire County town of Lincoln. The fire, at S6951 Morning Crest Drive just west of Fall Creek, was reported around 9:30 p.m. by property owner Jim Sadler. “Around 9:30 or so I looked out and saw an orange glow out there,” said Sadler, who immediately called 911 to report the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2019 11:28:28 PM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Fire destroys barn in Eau Claire County

A fire Sunday night destroyed a barn in the Eau Claire County town of Lincoln. The fire, at S6951 Morning Crest Drive just west of Fall Creek, was reported around 9:30 p.m. by property owner Jim Sadler. “Around 9:30 or so I looked out and saw an orange glow out there,” said Sadler, who immediately called 911 to report the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2019 11:28:28 PM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Madison snow emergency likely to last for multiple days

From the city’s perspective, it is all hands on deck going into this winter storm. Sunday afternoon, multiple city departments gave a rundown of what to expect in the next 24 to 48 hours and what they want residents to keep in mind. “This could possibly be the third worst storm that we’ve had since 1990,” Mayor Paul Soglin said.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2019 3:03:42 AM - SOURCE: WIBA-AM 1310 News Talk

Madison snow emergency likely to last for multiple days

From the city’s perspective, it is all hands on deck going into this winter storm. Sunday afternoon, multiple city departments gave a rundown of what to expect in the next 24 to 48 hours and what they want residents to keep in mind. “This could possibly be the third worst storm that we’ve had since 1990,” Mayor Paul Soglin said.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2019 3:03:42 AM - SOURCE: WIBA-AM 1310 News Talk

From teacher to fire chief: Union Grove legend stepping down

For almost two decades, Tom Czerniak has been chief of the Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department, but those days are winding down. Czerniak, 71, will step down from his position as soon as the Joint Union Grove and Yorkville Fire Commission decides on his successor. He has been with the department for 41 years and has been chief for 17.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2019 11:57:37 PM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

From teacher to fire chief: Union Grove legend stepping down

For almost two decades, Tom Czerniak has been chief of the Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department, but those days are winding down. Czerniak, 71, will step down from his position as soon as the Joint Union Grove and Yorkville Fire Commission decides on his successor. He has been with the department for 41 years and has been chief for 17.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2019 11:57:37 PM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

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