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La Crosse Tribune 2018 Person of the Year: Coon Valley Fire Chief Russ Cornford

Above him, the sky was dark. Below him, the water murky and waist deep. Russ Cornford estimates the weight of his soaked turnout gear topped 150 pounds as he trudged through flooded streets and homes, hoisting frightened residents and shivering pets over his shoulders. For some 26 hours straight, the Coon Valley fire chief powered through the most devastating flood the village had ever seen last August and September, thinking not of hunger, not of fatigue, not of pain, but of people — the 700 men, women and children in the community he loves, the village he calls home.
- PUB DATE: 1/1/2019 12:02:41 PM - SOURCE: Lacrosse Tribune

Shed Fire Closes Highway 57 for Hours in Sheboygan County

VIDEO: The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office says a shed caught fire at N7339 State Highway 57 Monday night in the Town of Rhine. The shed contained tractors and vehicles. Capt. Keith Fischer with the Elkhart Lake Fire Department says 12 different fire companies responded to the scene. Nobody was injured except for one firefighter who slipped on the ice and suffered a minor foot injury.
- PUB DATE: 1/1/2019 9:30:09 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

Shed Fire Closes Highway 57 for Hours in Sheboygan County

VIDEO: The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office says a shed caught fire at N7339 State Highway 57 Monday night in the Town of Rhine. The shed contained tractors and vehicles. Capt. Keith Fischer with the Elkhart Lake Fire Department says 12 different fire companies responded to the scene. Nobody was injured except for one firefighter who slipped on the ice and suffered a minor foot injury.
- PUB DATE: 1/1/2019 9:30:09 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV Green Bay

$100,000 fire truck display for Westside Community Building goes out to bid

An estimated $2.3 million Westside Community Service Building (WCSB) expansion project will go out to bid with a $100,000 option for an antique fire truck display. The remodel will accommodate 24/7 fire department service at the building with sleeping quarters and also add garage, kitchen, office and training space.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2018 9:21:33 AM - SOURCE: Sun Prairie Star

$100,000 fire truck display for Westside Community Building goes out to bid

An estimated $2.3 million Westside Community Service Building (WCSB) expansion project will go out to bid with a $100,000 option for an antique fire truck display. The remodel will accommodate 24/7 fire department service at the building with sleeping quarters and also add garage, kitchen, office and training space.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2018 9:21:33 AM - SOURCE: Sun Prairie Star

Human remains found in Langlade County after fire extinguished

According to a press release from the Langlade County Sheriff's Office, human remains were found after a fire was extinguished in the Town of Elcho. On Sunday at about 5:20 a.m., officials responded to a report of a fully engulfed structure fire at N11570 County Highway Z in Elcho. After the fire was extinguished, human remains were found.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2018 4:01:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Human remains found in Langlade County after fire extinguished

According to a press release from the Langlade County Sheriff's Office, human remains were found after a fire was extinguished in the Town of Elcho. On Sunday at about 5:20 a.m., officials responded to a report of a fully engulfed structure fire at N11570 County Highway Z in Elcho. After the fire was extinguished, human remains were found.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2018 4:01:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Arson suspect in custody after house fire in Sparta

VIDEO: The Sparta Area Fire District fire chief, Mike Arnold, said a suspected arsonist set fire to a single story home in northern Sparta on Friday night. He said the fire was near the intersection of Kroeger Dr. and Meadowview Ln., about a block away from Sparta Meadowview Middle School. Responders were called to the scene at 9:13 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2018 3:32:14 PM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse

Arson suspect in custody after house fire in Sparta

VIDEO: The Sparta Area Fire District fire chief, Mike Arnold, said a suspected arsonist set fire to a single story home in northern Sparta on Friday night. He said the fire was near the intersection of Kroeger Dr. and Meadowview Ln., about a block away from Sparta Meadowview Middle School. Responders were called to the scene at 9:13 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2018 3:32:14 PM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse

Saturday morning fire under investigation by the Racine Fire Department

A Saturday morning fire in an apartment on the 2800 block of Crossridge Drive, on the city’s far south side near the border with Mount Pleasant, is under investigation by the Racine Fire Department. Firefighters and the Racine Police Department responded to a second-floor apartment at about 8:12 a.m.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2018 11:26:20 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Saturday morning fire under investigation by the Racine Fire Department

A Saturday morning fire in an apartment on the 2800 block of Crossridge Drive, on the city’s far south side near the border with Mount Pleasant, is under investigation by the Racine Fire Department. Firefighters and the Racine Police Department responded to a second-floor apartment at about 8:12 a.m.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2018 11:26:20 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Fire chief to stay on in Wind Lake after resigning from Verona post

Don Catenacci, the fire chief of the Wind Lake Volunteer Fire Company, will remain in his post in Racine County after resigning last week from his part-time position as an assistant fire chief with the Verona Fire Department. Catenacci, accused by a Dane County firefighter’s union of multiple instances of misconduct in Verona, became Wind Lake’s first paid chief in September.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2018 8:17:22 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Fire chief to stay on in Wind Lake after resigning from Verona post

Don Catenacci, the fire chief of the Wind Lake Volunteer Fire Company, will remain in his post in Racine County after resigning last week from his part-time position as an assistant fire chief with the Verona Fire Department. Catenacci, accused by a Dane County firefighter’s union of multiple instances of misconduct in Verona, became Wind Lake’s first paid chief in September.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2018 8:17:22 AM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Fire crews battle early morning house fire in Fond du Lac

Fire crews will be out canvassing neighborhoods in Fond du Lac Friday after an early morning house fire. It broke out around 2 a.m. on the 100 block of W. Scott Street. When crews arrived they found smoke and flames shooting from the back of the 2-story home. The home was under renovation and no one was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2018 7:07:29 AM - SOURCE: NBC26

Woman, firefighter hospitalized after structure fire in Village of Oregon, chief says

PHOTO: A woman and a firefighter were taken to the hospital after a fire at a home in the Village of Oregon, according to the fire chief. The call reporting the fire came in at 6:21 p.m. Thursday from an alarm company after a smoke alarm went off. Officials responded to the 200 block of South Burr Oak Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2018 6:17:04 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Woman, firefighter hospitalized after structure fire in Village of Oregon, chief says

PHOTO: A woman and a firefighter were taken to the hospital after a fire at a home in the Village of Oregon, according to the fire chief. The call reporting the fire came in at 6:21 p.m. Thursday from an alarm company after a smoke alarm went off. Officials responded to the 200 block of South Burr Oak Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2018 6:17:04 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Holmen fire chief shares expertise in China

The Holmen Area Fire Department Chief Buck Manley has been sharing his expertise with firefighters half a world away. Along with overseeing the training and development of Holmen’s fire and emergency medical service personnel, Manley is teaching hazardous materials response techniques to Chinese firefighters and industrial emergency response personnel.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2018 1:44:58 AM - SOURCE: Onalaska Holmen Courier Life

Holmen fire chief shares expertise in China

The Holmen Area Fire Department Chief Buck Manley has been sharing his expertise with firefighters half a world away. Along with overseeing the training and development of Holmen’s fire and emergency medical service personnel, Manley is teaching hazardous materials response techniques to Chinese firefighters and industrial emergency response personnel.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2018 1:44:58 AM - SOURCE: Onalaska Holmen Courier Life

Fire in Outagamie County causes a million dollars' worth of damage

Multiple crews were called to fight a structure fire in Outagamie County. Firefighters responded to reports of a burning shed around 6:30 Thursday morning. The fire took place off Wick Road in Black Creek. The fire department says firefighters saw the flames when they arrived on the scene and immediately called for additional help from surrounding communities.
- PUB DATE: 12/27/2018 6:33:15 PM - SOURCE: NBC26

Firefighters respond to house fire in Kaukauna

Firefighters were called to a fire about 11:30 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 300 block of West 10th Street. No one was home, and a passerby reported the fire, Kaukauna Fire Department Lt. Joe Resch told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. The fire appears to have started in a first-floor closet, and the home is likely a total loss.
- PUB DATE: 12/27/2018 1:05:03 PM - SOURCE: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com

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