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Milwaukee bus driver rescues baby wandering barefoot on freeway overpass

VIDEO: Heart-stopping video was captured last month involving a bus driver rescuing a baby girl that she spotted alone on a freeway overpass. Milwaukee County bus driver Irena Ivic spotted the child running on the side of the road just before 8 a.m. on Dec. 22. The child, who was less than a year old, was barefoot and wearing only a onesie and diaper.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 13

Middleton man breaks into family member's home, starts fire on kitchen stove, police say

A Middleton man was arrested Wednesday night after he broke into a family member's home and started a fire on the kitchen stove, according to a release. Before the fire was started, the family member left her Gammon Lane apartment to call 911 after 20-year-old Rukeem M. Harrison broke into her apartment, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 9:06:56 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Middleton man breaks into family member's home, starts fire on kitchen stove, police say

A Middleton man was arrested Wednesday night after he broke into a family member's home and started a fire on the kitchen stove, according to a release. Before the fire was started, the family member left her Gammon Lane apartment to call 911 after 20-year-old Rukeem M. Harrison broke into her apartment, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 9:06:56 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Mansfield Retires After 27 Years As Town of Lake Firefighter

When the Town of Lake Fire Department was started in 1991, Firefighter Donald Mansfield was there. Jeff Olive was chief, and Mansfield was one of the founding members. At the end of November, after being with the department for all of its 27 years, Mansfield officially turned in his gear and retired.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 1:43:28 AM - SOURCE: Peshtigo Times

Mansfield Retires After 27 Years As Town of Lake Firefighter

When the Town of Lake Fire Department was started in 1991, Firefighter Donald Mansfield was there. Jeff Olive was chief, and Mansfield was one of the founding members. At the end of November, after being with the department for all of its 27 years, Mansfield officially turned in his gear and retired.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 1:43:28 AM - SOURCE: Peshtigo Times

One hurt in Milwaukee house fire at 13th and Cleveland

VIDEO: One person was taken to the hospital after a fire on Milwaukee's south side. It happened near 13th and Cleveland. The fire department says the person was hurt when his family was helping him get out of the house. Firefighters have not said how the fire started.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 4:57:41 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

One hurt in Milwaukee house fire at 13th and Cleveland

VIDEO: One person was taken to the hospital after a fire on Milwaukee's south side. It happened near 13th and Cleveland. The fire department says the person was hurt when his family was helping him get out of the house. Firefighters have not said how the fire started.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 4:57:41 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Six calves die in Crave barn fire in Waterloo

Six calves died in a barn fire on New Year’s Day on the Crave Brothers Farm and Farmstead Cheese, W11550 Torpy Road, Waterloo. “Upon arrival the middle calf farm was just glowing orange,” Waterloo Fire Chief Vern Butzine said. “We had a full crew and we had a very successful knock down in a very short time,” he added.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 1:11:59 PM - SOURCE: Waterloo / Marshall Courier

Six calves die in Crave barn fire in Waterloo

Six calves died in a barn fire on New Year’s Day on the Crave Brothers Farm and Farmstead Cheese, W11550 Torpy Road, Waterloo. “Upon arrival the middle calf farm was just glowing orange,” Waterloo Fire Chief Vern Butzine said. “We had a full crew and we had a very successful knock down in a very short time,” he added.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 1:11:59 PM - SOURCE: Waterloo / Marshall Courier

Merton Fire Department's new drone can assist in fire and rescue missions across Waukesha County

The Merton Community Fire Department has become one of the few public safety departments in Waukesha County to own a drone after a recent $13,000 purchase. Merton Fire Chief Josh Paral said they decided to purchase a drone after a department member brought one to a training exercise to get film of the training.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 7:56:50 AM - SOURCE: Livinglakecountry

Merton Fire Department's new drone can assist in fire and rescue missions across Waukesha County

The Merton Community Fire Department has become one of the few public safety departments in Waukesha County to own a drone after a recent $13,000 purchase. Merton Fire Chief Josh Paral said they decided to purchase a drone after a department member brought one to a training exercise to get film of the training.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 7:56:50 AM - SOURCE: Livinglakecountry

Racine County: Teen dies from injuries in hit-and-run crash; suspect in custody

A 71-year-old Kenosha man is in custody, accused of driving a vehicle that struck a bicyclist late Monday night resulting in the death of the 18-year-old man from Racine. Mount Pleasant police on Tuesday night identified the victim as Teren Cagle, who died at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa where he was taken after the crash.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 9:17:30 PM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Racine County: Teen dies from injuries in hit-and-run crash; suspect in custody

A 71-year-old Kenosha man is in custody, accused of driving a vehicle that struck a bicyclist late Monday night resulting in the death of the 18-year-old man from Racine. Mount Pleasant police on Tuesday night identified the victim as Teren Cagle, who died at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa where he was taken after the crash.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 9:17:30 PM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Fire at east side Madison home causes substantial damage to garage, vehicles

Firefighters extinguished a structure fire in a detached garage at a home on Madison's east side, according to officials with the Madison Fire Department. High wind conditions pushed flames toward the house and forced officials to call for additional crews. The fire was quickly controlled. Officials said the fire was reported around 4:53 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 4:04:42 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Fire at east side Madison home causes substantial damage to garage, vehicles

Firefighters extinguished a structure fire in a detached garage at a home on Madison's east side, according to officials with the Madison Fire Department. High wind conditions pushed flames toward the house and forced officials to call for additional crews. The fire was quickly controlled. Officials said the fire was reported around 4:53 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 4:04:42 PM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

Former Lake Park fire station being razed

The razing of the former Mount Pleasant/South Shore fire station in Lake Park, which closed in January 2014, began Monday. The site of the former firehouse at 3809 Sheridan Road, which dates to the mid 1960s, is destined to become part of adjacent Lake Park. Until recently, the South Shore Fire Department and Racine Fire Bells stored a few vehicles at the closed station, but South Shore Fire Chief Robert Stedman has said there were major problems with the building.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 10:09:52 PM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Former Lake Park fire station being razed

The razing of the former Mount Pleasant/South Shore fire station in Lake Park, which closed in January 2014, began Monday. The site of the former firehouse at 3809 Sheridan Road, which dates to the mid 1960s, is destined to become part of adjacent Lake Park. Until recently, the South Shore Fire Department and Racine Fire Bells stored a few vehicles at the closed station, but South Shore Fire Chief Robert Stedman has said there were major problems with the building.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 10:09:52 PM - SOURCE: Racine Journal Times

Portage fire inspector urges continued diligence to prevent fires

Craig Ratz says he believes fire safety and fire prevention go hand in hand. The Portage Fire Department’s inspector is responsible for conducting routine checks every six months at 1,040 buildings in Portage and its four surrounding towns. That array of buildings includes major employers such as Portage Plastics, big-box stores like Walmart, popular restaurants including La Tolteca and a host of apartment complexes.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 5:29:43 PM - SOURCE: wisc news

Portage fire inspector urges continued diligence to prevent fires

Craig Ratz says he believes fire safety and fire prevention go hand in hand. The Portage Fire Department’s inspector is responsible for conducting routine checks every six months at 1,040 buildings in Portage and its four surrounding towns. That array of buildings includes major employers such as Portage Plastics, big-box stores like Walmart, popular restaurants including La Tolteca and a host of apartment complexes.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 5:29:43 PM - SOURCE: wisc news

Jefferson County firefighter charged with arson, accused of setting two fires

A firefighter is charged with arson after police say he started two fires in Jefferson County and called 911 to report them. According to a criminal complaint, Johnathan Paul started two fires in October and November. The complaint says Paul has been employed with the Helenville Fire Department for about ten years.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 2:37:03 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

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