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Fire at apartment building in Glendale leads to $50K in damage, 1 taken to hospital

Firefighters on Tuesday morning, April 24 responded to the scene of an apartment fire on Mohawk Avenue in Glendale. The call came in shortly before 2:00 a.m. When crews arrived on scene, they found smoke and fire coming from a first floor unit. In addition, one resident from the affect unit was found outside requiring medical attention.
- PUB DATE: 4/24/2018 3:38:30 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Grass fire shows late winter weather doesn't delay wildfire season

VIDEO: It's been a long winter in western Wisconsin, and although there are still traces of snowfall on the ground, it didn't stop a grass fire from breaking out Sunday evening at Lake Wissota State Park. “This is definitely ground-fire season, now that everything is finally starting to dry out,” explains Dave Hladilek, a property supervisor, for the Lake Wissota, Brunet Island team.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2018 5:57:46 PM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV 13 News

Holmen Fire Chief stepping down

Holmen's fire chief won't renew his contract when it expires in August according to the village president. After two years, Paul Menches told the Holmen Area Fire District Association Board Thursday night that he's decided to leave the department as of the middle of August, Holmen Village President Nancy Proctor told WXOW.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2018 9:59:28 AM - SOURCE: WXOW-TV ABC 19 LaCrosse

Man flown to Milwaukee-area hospital following late night accident

A man was flown to a Milwaukee-area hospital after a one-car crash late Saturday night at Highway 165 and Sheridan Road. The crash occurred at 9:51 p.m. and involved a man believed to be the driver of the vehicle who had to be extricated, according to David Wilkinson, Pleasant Prairie Fire Department assistant chief.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2018 1:51:58 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

Campers evacuated from Lake Wissota State Park due to grass fires

VIDEO: Authorities were forced to fully evacuate Lake Wissota State Park Sunday afternoon in order to fight several grass fires. Officials told News 18 there were a few campers at the park at the time, but said no one was injured. They don't know what started the fires, or how many acres they have burned so far, but the Department of Natural Resources is sending officers from Ladysmith to help put them out.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2018 5:39:18 PM - SOURCE: WQOW-TV ABC 18 Eau Claire

Health care professionals get hands-on firefighter training as part of new partnership with Madison fire department

VIDEO: A new Madison fire department partnership is making sure injured firefighters get the help they need to get back on the job and keep the community safe. The department is working with Tactical Athlete Health Performance Institute (TAHPI), which connects injured firefighters with knowledgeable health care professionals more quickly than previously.
- PUB DATE: 4/21/2018 7:37:44 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

House fire in Two Rivers causes $75,000 in damage

Heavy flames and smoke coming from the second floor of a bedroom window, that's what Two Rivers firefighters saw when they arrived at a home on 27th Street Saturday afternoon. Officials say the call came in 13 minutes before 3 p.m. and officials managed to put the fire out quickly. Firefighters were on scene for an hour and say those inside the home got out before officials arrived.
- PUB DATE: 4/21/2018 6:42:49 PM - SOURCE: WLUK TV Fox 11

Developing: Early morning fire damages home on Milwaukee’s north side

PHOTO: Firefighters on Friday morning, April 20 responded to the scene of a house fire on Milwaukee’s north side. It happened in the area of 5th and Burleigh just after 1:00 a.m. No additional details have been released — including the cause of the fire or the amount of damage sustained.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2018 7:02:23 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

One person hospitalized after fire in Cedarburg, cause still under investigation

VIDEO: One person is in the hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire at a home in Cedarburg on Thursday. Crews were called to the 5700 block of W. Spring Street just before 12:00 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators say the person was able to get out of the house but then re-entered the building before firefighters arrived and was overcome by smoke.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2018 4:53:22 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Firefighters in Wauwatosa save three-year-old girl's life

A special visitor stopped by the Wauwatosa Fire Department Wednesday to say "thank you." A photo shows 3-year-old Charlie and her mother with the firefighters and paramedics who saved Charlie's life. Two weeks ago, she was choking on some food and stopped breathing. First responders were able to get her breathing again and took her to Children's Hospital.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2018 4:53:22 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Woman rescued from Fond du Lac River

Thursday afternoon Fond du Lac Fire Rescue was called to 12th Street over the Fond du Lac for a report of a person in the water. When crews arrived they put on cold water rescue suits and went into the water and attached a rope around the woman so they could get her out of the water and up a snow covered riverbank.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2018 3:16:42 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

EMS station discussed for Windsor

An ambulance station in Windsor remains a topic of discussion among officials, but the project is likely several years away from advancing. According to DeForest Windsor Fire and EMS Chief Steve LaFeber, the department operates one to two ambulances – depending on available staff – to cover the district’s 98 square miles.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2018 1:05:51 PM - SOURCE: DeForest Times

Charity firefighter hockey tournament to start in Madison

VIDEO: Some local heroes are hitting the ice for a good cause. "Fire on Ice" is a charity hockey tournament benefiting the Make-A-Wish foundation. Firefighters, police officers and EMS professionals in the area will be squaring off at the Madison Ice Arena April 20-22. The event is in its seventh year and it has been able to grant eight wishes for local children who have life-threatening medical conditions.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2018 8:56:29 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

Milwaukee man hailed a hero for running into burning building to save neighbors says ‘I did what I had to do’

VIDEO: A Milwaukee man is being hailed a hero after running into a burning building to rescue people. Juan Aguilera was asleep when fire alarms woke him up on Saturday, April 14. He ran out of the building, only to run back inside moments later. It happened near 43rd and Arthur. Aguilera captured it with his cellphone.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 8:35:10 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Onalaska firefighters train on new fire engine

VIDEO: The Onalaska Fire Department has a new tool to fight fires. Three years ago, the City of Onalaska saw a need. "The truck that this replaced was a 1992 Peterbilt," said Jim Netwal, firefighter at Onalaska Fire Department. "So, that was a good truck, but old and breaking down." Taxpayers and city officials decided to make a new fire engine a priority.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 7:38:50 PM - SOURCE: WXOW-TV ABC 19 LaCrosse

25 cows dead in Marathon County barn fire

VIDEO: Twenty-five cows died in a barn fire in Marathon County, according to authorities. Firefighters were called to the barn on Eau Pleine Road Wednesday afternoon. Flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the barn. Officials said the blaze may have been sparked by a heater. Crews had to tear down two silos on the property for safety reasons.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 6:59:29 PM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9

Multiple agencies called to fire at Burlington home

Fire officials Wednesday were investigating the cause of fire in the garage of a residence. Crews from the City of Burlington Fire Department, Town of Burlington Fire Department, Burlington Rescue Squad and the City of Burlington Police Department were dispatched at approximately 8:05 a.m. to a report of a structure fire at 373 W.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 6:54:33 PM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Dog dies after Amherst fire crews attempt water rescue

PHOTO: The Amherst Fire District says a pet dog is dead after rescuing it from icy water Wednesday. Lieutenant Tom Iverson tells NewsChannel 7 firefighters responded to a boat landing in Amhrest around 7:30 a.m. According to a post on the department's Facebook page, despite the rescue, the pet did not survive.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 3:31:09 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Heavy smoke: Early morning fire damages Kenosha home, cause under investigation

Firefighters on Wednesday morning, April 18 responded to the scene of a house fire near 63rd Street and 60th Avenue in Kensoha. The call in around 4:15 a.m. When crews arrived on scene, they encountered heavy smoke coming from a two-story structure. The fire was brought under control and eventually extinguished by multiple departments.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 5:47:19 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Follow Up: Onalaska firefighters arrive just in time to deliver baby boy

When Jessica Mootz started having contractions last Tuesday, she quickly realized she didn't have time to wait for her partner Andy Campbell to get home so she called 911. Onalaska firefighter/emts Tony Hilton and Scott weeks rushed to the scene. Mootz was in the bathroom at her home in Onalaska trying to reassure her eight-year-old daughter Adelaide that everything was OK.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2018 1:44:26 AM - SOURCE: Coulee News