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Residents safe after apartment fire in La Crosse

All occupants of an apartment safely got out of an apartment that was on fire late Monday night. The La Crosse Fire Department says they responded to a basement fire at 119 9th Street South shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday. Crews arrived to discover smoke coming from the basement of the three-unit apartment building.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2022 4:01:52 PM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse

Crews put out fire at Appleton hydro plant

Crews put out a fire at an Appleton hydro plant Monday night. At about 11:15 p.m., the Appleton Fire Department was called to a fire off Olde Oneida and Edison Streets. There was a report of smoke and fire. Crews found fire in the plant located off Edison Street. It took about 30 minutes to get the fire under control.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2022 3:43:59 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Fire causes extensive damage to Fond du Lac home

Fire caused extensive damage to a home in Fond du Lac Monday. At about 12:55 p.m., Fond du Lac Fire Rescue was called to a fire in the 200 block of N. Brooke Street. Crews “encountered heavy fire conditions showing from the front of the single family residence,” officials say. Firefighters say the fire caused extensive damage to the first floor of the home.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2022 3:30:48 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Man, 45, dead at scene of historic tavern fire in Manitowoc County

A 45-year-old man was found dead at the scene of a fire at an historic tavern in Manitowoc County. The victim’s name was not released. He was found in an apartment on the second story of Hika Bay Tavern in Cleveland, according to the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office. On Sunday, just before 8 p.m., crews were called to the tavern located at 252 Lincoln Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2022 10:25:11 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Buffalo County non-profit, Hope 4 Heroes, aims to support the mental health of first responders and veterans

What started out as a thought is becoming a reality. “I just think that there’s a need to do something. What that something is I may not have all the answers right now, but my goal is to find them,” Kyle Downing said. Downing is a firefighter in Eleva. He wanted to spread awareness of and prevent suicide among those who protect and serve.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WEAU-TV NBC 13 Eau Claire

Wisconsin Rapids holds 'Final Alarm' ceremony for first responders who died in the last year

Nine firefighters in the state of Wisconsin died in this past year in the line of duty. Ben Hansen Park in Wisconsin Rapids hosted an emotional ceremony honoring those who put their lives on the line and made the ultimate sacrifice. "It makes you feel that we're all vulnerable. We're always taking the risk," said Jim Lutoi, President of the Wisconsin Fire and EMS Memorial.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2022 3:58:00 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

Shelby, La Crosse fire crews quickly put out fire in mobile home

Shelby and La Crosse Fire crews quickly put out a fire inside a mobile home Friday afternoon. According to the Shelby Fire Department, firefighters saw smoke coming from a window when they got to the scene at La Crosse Mobile Home Park. They went inside the home and put out the fire within 12 minutes of being on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2022 3:45:38 AM - SOURCE: WKBT-DT CBS 8 La Crosse–Eau Claire

Covered internet router sparks fire at Pardeeville home

A Pardeeville home was seriously damaged in a fire Thursday afternoon. The Pardeeville Fire Department said in a Facebook post it responded to a home around 4:40 p.m. for a fire with "smoke and flames coming from a window." When firefighters arrived, the department says they initially attacked the fire from outside, before moving inside.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2022 6:05:00 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

Marshfield Fire Department Hosts Technical Program

Since 1884, the Marshfield Fire Department has kept their community safe, but now they're looking to pass on what they know to the next generation. Unfortunately, like many other departments in Central Wisconsin and around the country, there is a growing shortage of firefighters. Deputy Chief Erik Jonas talked about what his department is doing to address this issue.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau

Follow Up: The Braising Pan in West Bend a 'total loss' after catching fire

The Braising Pan restaurant, 1100 N Main St, has burned down after a fire broke out inside it on Thursday morning. According to a press release from the West Bend Fire Department, they received a call at 1:14 a.m. about black smoke coming from the restaurant from a cleaner, who was on scene and able to exit the building.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Greater Milwaukee Today

Madison fraternity house catches fire from unattended fire pit

A fraternity house in downtown Madison caught fire overnight after an outdoor firepit was left unattended, according to the City of Madison Fire Department (MFD). MFD spokesperson Cynthia Schuster said firefighters responded to reports of smoke and flames coming from the back of a house on Langdon Street shortly before 1 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2022 7:36:00 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

7 firefighters who died from COVID-19 will be added to Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial

irefighters from across the state will gather Saturday to honor seven of their own who gave their lives in the line of duty during the past year. Each October, a ceremony is held at the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial in Ben Hansen Park in Wisconsin Rapids that includes the reading of the names on the memorial, playing of bagpipes, choral presentations and the traditional Firefighter's Bell Ceremony.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2022 3:00:21 AM - SOURCE: Stevens Point Journal

10 departments, 30k gallons used on large-scale barn fire in Winnebago County

VIDEO: A large-scale barn fire in the Town of Clayton on Wednesday afternoon drew help from ten fire departments in the area. According to the Town of Clayton Fire Rescue, crews were dispatched around 12:20 p.m. on September 28 and stated that heavy smoke was visible when crews were on the way to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Fire extinguished at West Bend restaurant; no injuries reported

Firefighters on Thursday morning, Sept. 29 responded to the scene of a fire at The Braising Pan restaurant in West Bend. The call came in around 1:15 a.m. The two-alarm fire was out by 4 a.m. The structure sustained major damage. No injuries were reported. No additional details have been released – including the cause of the fire or the amount of damage sustained.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Multiple agencies respond to fire at Fort Atkinson home

Over a dozen agencies responded to a fire late Wednesday morning at a home in Fort Atkinson. The Fort Atkinson Fire Department responded to the fire on the 400 block of Edwards Street and called in other departments to assist. Volunteer firefighters and members of the Fort Atkinson Police Department were also on scene.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2022 2:56:06 PM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC 15 Madison

Crews respond to fire on Green Bay’s west side

Firefighters worked to put out a fire Wednesday morning as smoke was coming from the second story of a residence on Green Bay’s west side. Multiple crews responded to the 1100 block of Minahan Street for a reported fire. There was smoke coming from the second story of the residence. Local 5 did have a crew at the scene and firefighters did set up ladders to the second story of the residence.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2022 2:50:46 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

City Council approves grant funding for Wausau Fire Department

Wausau Fire Department will be getting some new hires. Tuesday night, the city council approved grant funding for the fire department. The more than 3 million dollar grant will help the department hire nine new full-time firefighter positions beginning next year. It will help sustain those positions for three years, something Fire Chief Bob Barteck said will help get them to full staff and meet the workload, following an increase in calls.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2022 1:14:00 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau

Saukville asphalt plant incident; worker suffers serious injuries

A man was seriously hurt on Tuesday, Sept. 27 in what fire crews call an industrial accident at an asphalt plant in Saukville. The plant is located on Lakeland Road. The investigation found a 53-year-old man from Portage was transferring heated oil used in the production of asphalt from a tanker truck to a holding tank when a failure occurred.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Cause of Brown Deer apartment fire under investigation

Firefighters on Tuesday night, Sept. 27 responded to the scene of an apartment complex fire on 49th Street near Deer Run Drive in Brown Deer. The call came in around 9:22 p.m. Upon arrival, crews found smoke showing from a two-story multifamily apartment complex. Crews were able to locate the fire in a second-floor bedroom and bring it under control.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Oshkosh Fire Department conducts hazmat training

The Oshkosh Fire Department conducted a hazmat training session to prepare firefighters in the event of an emergency involving dangerous waste. As a part of the training, the fire department needed to find a way to stop the leak in a tanker. According to firefight Kevin Sawicki, they used a pop-up pool to contain the leak and then put a cap on the valve to keep the substance from leaking further.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2022 12:29:19 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

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