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Extensive damage to home in Shawano County after fire

An early morning fire in Shawano County caused extensive damage to a residence on Tuesday. According to Shawano Area Fire Department Assistant Chief Chuck Felts, at around 5:55 a.m., a call came in for a structure fire on the 8000 block of Broadway Road in the town of Richmond. It was reported that all occupants inside the home had self-evacuated prior to the arrival of fire crews.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 10:44:58 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Follow Up: 2 horses, 3 dogs die in Nashotah stable fire

Two horses and three dogs died in a stable fire on Tuesday morning. Lake Country Fire & Rescue responded to 345 Nashotah Road at 3:14 a.m. for a report of stable fire, according to the fire department. Western Lakes began extinguishing the fire with LCFR and multiple responding partners arriving shortly after.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 9:33:00 PM - SOURCE: Waukesha Freeman

Caledonia garage destroyed by fire

A Caledonia homeowner lost his garage in a structure fire Tuesday. No injuries were reported, and the fire was contained to the garage. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined by fire investigators, the CFD said in a news release. The Caledonia Fire Department and Caledonia Police Department were dispatched Tuesday at 7:20 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 1:00:00 PM - SOURCE: The Journal Times Online - Metered Site

Deadly Lake Country stable fire under investigation

Lake Country Fire & Rescue responded to 345 Nashotah Road, Nashotah around 3:14am on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for a report of stable fire. The fire was confined to a stable with it being a total loss. No other property was affected. No injuries to property owners or firefighters. Two horses and three dogs were inside of the stable at the time and died in the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 11:46:45 AM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Fire damages Sparta restaurant

A Sparta restaurant is closed after a fire in the kitchen spreads to other parts of the building Monday afternoon. The Sparta Area Fire District was called to the Sparta Family Restaurant at 741 Avon Road just before 1 p.m. according to Fire Chief Mike Arnold. When they arrived, heavy smoke was coming from the roof of the building.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 1:40:00 AM - SOURCE: WXOW-TV ABC 19 LaCrosse

'All First Responders' named Grand Marshal of 2022 Waukesha Christmas Parade

Ascension is naming "All First Responders" as the Grand Marshal of this year's Waukesha Christmas Parade. This year's parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Waukesha officials say a banner for the first responders will go directly in front of Fire Chief Steve Howard, Police Chief Dan Thompson, and Mayor Shawn Reilly.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee

No Injuries After Fire At Oak Creek Apartments

A fire broke out at an apartment building in Oak Creek Saturday evening but nobody was injured, according to an Oak Creek Fire Department news release. It happened in the 200 block of West Puetz Road around 10 p.m., the news release said. Firefighters who were first to get there saw fire and smoke from one of the apartment units.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Oak Creek Patch

Beloit's oldest retired firefighter, 91, looks back at service

“When it’s time to respond, you better be ready.” That’s what 91-year-old Chester Kaminski learned after many years battling blazes. Kaminski is the oldest living Beloit Fire Department firefighter, having retired as Captain on Dec. 26, 1986 after 23 years of service. Set to celebrate his 92 birthday on Dec.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Beloit Daily News - Metered Site

Wisconsin DOT Crash Responder Safety Week, 'goal is to go back home'

Wisconsin's Department of Transportation is taking steps to educate and save lives during Crash Responder Safety Week Nov. 14-18. Throughout his 30-year career, State Trooper Robert Simpson has spotted good and bad drivers on Wisconsin highways. "This is my career, and I love it. I love it," said Simpson.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Homeowner puts out fire after report of explosion and fire in Fond Du Lac

A Fond du Lac homeowner put out an exterior fire after a report of an explosion and fire at the residence Sunday morning. Fond Du Lac Fire Rescue responded to the reported incident on Chestnut St. just after 11:30 a.m. The police department assisted with scene management and traffic control. The homeowner told Jason Roberts, the Division Chief of Community Risk Reduction & Life Safety, they were alerted to the incident when they heard a sound from inside the home.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2022 10:47:00 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Fon Du Lac

Sheboygan fire leaves 2 dogs dead, $25k in damages

Fire crews in Sheboygan responded to a house fire on Saturday afternoon that left two dogs dead, two residents displaced, and roughly $25,000 in damages. According to a release, the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. on November 12 in the 1100 block of Alabama Avenue. First crews arrived within minutes and quickly extinguished a fire in the stairwell of the home.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2022 6:05:19 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Merrill Fire Department makes history, introducing the first women to join the department

Fire and EMS departments throughout the area are struggling to fill positions, but this week the Merrill Fire Department expanded its ranks - making history along the way. To Kendall Nelson and the crew at the Merrill FD, she's the 189th member of the team. But along with it comes a major milestone - being the first full time employed women in the departments 125 year history.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2022 1:02:00 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau

Green County bridge fire being investigated as arson

Authorities in Green County are investigating after a bridge in rural Monroe was allegedly set on fire early Thursday morning. Lt. Cody Kanable with the Green County Sheriff's Office said at about 2:25 a.m., someone reported the fire on the bridge for the Badger State Recreational Trail at Round Grove Road.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 3:14:00 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

Fire leaves two families without a home in Grant County

VIDEO/PHOTOS: At least two families are without a home following a fire in Grant County. Witnesses told 27 News it happened at the Wisconsin Wood Inn in Dickeyville around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. A couple who lived in one of the apartments attached to the motel said, despite their heat being off, they could feel it through the vents and realized something wasn't right.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau

House fire in Kiel causes extensive damage, one transported to hospital

One person was sent to the hospital after a house fire in the city of Kiel on Tuesday afternoon. According to a release from the Kiel Fire Department, crews were sent to the 300 block of Linden Street for a report of a house on fire with three occupants and pets possibly still inside around 2:00 p.m.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2022 2:12:25 AM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Racine house fire; Cause under investigation

Firefighters on Tuesday, Nov. 8 responded to the scene of house fire near 9th Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Racine. Upon arrival at the fire, flames were visible at the rear of the single-family dwelling. The fire burned portions of the exterior and interior of the house. Officials say the fire had traveled through the walls, attic and eaves.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2022 4:00:00 PM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Electrical issue caused fire under porch on Madison's west side

The Madison Fire Department (MFD) confirmed the cause of a porch fire on the city's west side Sunday was due to an electrical malfunction. MFD spokesperson, Cynthia Schuster, said crews responded to the 200 block of South Allen Street around 12:00 p.m. to a reported house fire. Firefighters arrived to find the homeowner outside, who told them the fire started under the porch where a space heater was to keep two exposed water pipes from exposure to the cold.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2022 12:59:00 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

Teenager airlifted after 20-foot fall from tree stand in Buffalo County

A 16-year-old boy from Wabasha was injured Sunday after falling approximately 20 feet to the ground while climbing to his tree stand, according to authorities in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened around 1 p.m. near a home on Brantner Road in Modena Township.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bring Me The News

Beaver Dam Fire Department Receiving Grant Funds From The State Health Department

The Beaver Dam Fire Department has received a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The department is in line for $106,805 from the Emergency Medical Services Flex Grant program. The governor authorized $32-million-dollars in funding to assist licensed EMS agencies. The move was triggered by the COVID pandemic and the associated economic impacts which has effected EMS services throughout the state.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2022 10:15:00 PM - SOURCE: WBEV-FM 95.3 Beaver Dam

South Shore Fire Department's first-ever chief has died

Bill Bouma, the South Shore Fire Department's first-ever chief, has died. Bouma retired Oct. 4, 2012, after serving as the first chief of South Shore following the merger of the Sturtevant Fire Department and the Mount Pleasant Fire Department, which he had also been chief of. Among his achievements was establishing MABAS (the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) in Wisconsin, allowing fire departments to more easily call for help from neighboring departments.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Journal Times - Metered Site


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