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Wisconsin Fire News

Two Pets Die in Two Rivers House Fire

A house fire Saturday night killed two pets and caused about $33,000 in damage. Two Rivers firefighters were called around 6:43 p.m. to the home in the 2000 block of Jackson Street. Smoke was seen coming from a window and front door of the house. Once inside, crews were able to put out the fire and save a dog and a cat.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2016 7:33:22 PM - SOURCE: WNFL SPORT REDIO

Fire in dehumidifier damages basement of Janesville business, officials say

A fire in a dehumidifier caused extensive damage to the basement of a business in Janesville Saturday morning, according to a release. Janesville firefighters were called to 3506 N. Highway 51 around 10:50 a.m. for reports of heavy smoke in the basement of a business, officials said. Firefighters could see light smoke coming from the exterior door and found heavy smoke in the basement, according to the release.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2016 7:37:59 AM - SOURCE: WISC-TV Channel 3000.com Madison

New Kenosha fire chief eager for the challenge

Kenosha’s new fire chief said he’s excited to lead one of the state’s largest fire departments. Earlier this month, the Police and Fire Commission chose Charles Leipzig Jr. to succeed John Thomsen, who retired as chief in July. The commission said Leipzig’s long-term department vision, humility and inclusiveness of personnel stood out to the commissioners.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2016 1:41:20 AM - SOURCE: Kenosha News

Bay Area Medical Center Receives New Paramedic Intercept Vehicle

Bay Area Medical Center announces the arrival of a new Paramedic intercept vehicle. BAMC provides paramedic-level 9-1-1 ambulance service partnership with the volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad to Marinette, Peshtigo, and Menominee as well as the surrounding towns. The service also works closely with the City of Marinette Fire Department when responding in Marinette.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2016 3:04:54 AM - SOURCE: Peshtigo Times

Firefighters battle chimney fire in Green Bay

Green Bay firefighters spent early Wednesday morning battling a chimney fire. Crews were called to a home in the 800 block of Gross Lane around 1:30 a.m. When NBC26 arrived, visible flames could be seen coming from the roof. Crews were quickly able to stop the fire from spreading by cutting holes in the roof.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2016 12:37:12 AM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay

Trapped residents rescued: 28 departments respond to 4-alarm fire in Whitewater

VIDEO: Several departments were called out to a four-alarm fire at an apartment building in Whitewater Wednesday night, November 9th. The call came in around 6:30 p.m. This fire occurred at an apartment building on Tratt Street in Whitewater -- University Garden Apartments. First arriving crews noted fire in one of the common hallways and initiated an offensive attack.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX 6 Now

Heat is on Milwaukee firefighter recruits, as they put their training to the test

VIDEO: It's the final test before becoming a firefighter. Some of the Milwaukee Fire Department's latest recruits put their training to the test on Wednesday, November 9th -- all before graduation. "It feels more real than other training I've ever done before," said Phillip Tadysak, a firefighter recruit.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2016 8:37:11 PM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

La Pointe firefighters work on modern fire attack

For firefighters, high quality training in a controlled but realistic environment can be the difference between life and death when they confront the real thing. It is something that any firefighting professional knows; a firefighter is only as good as the training they have undergone to prepare them for the real thing.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2016 2:13:49 AM - SOURCE: Ashland Daily Press

Baby Wakes Mom in Appleton Townhouse Fire

A woman woke up because of her baby and discovered a fire broke out inside her Appleton townhouse Tuesday. Fire officials say it happened at 1201 Bartell Court around 10:30 a.m. The woman heard her 18-month-old daughter coughing and fidgeting when she spotted the fire. The mom then broke a window in the second floor bedroom and screamed for help.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2016 2:33:32 PM - SOURCE: WIXX-FM 101

Green Lake County authorities search for alleged arsonist

Early Sunday morning, the Green Lake County E911 Communications Center received a call of an intentionally set fire at a home on Rex Street in the Town of Marquette. Deputies arrived on the scene to collect information and evidence. An elderly male reported that his 57-year-old daughter had intentionally set a number of fires inside of his residence.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2016 2:51:03 AM - SOURCE: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay

Eau Claire studying pros, cons of new fire station sites

Two of three sites being considered for a new fire station on Eau Claire’s north side would reduce overall response times for ambulance and fire calls, an important factor in determining that station’s location, city Fire Chief Chris Bell said Monday. But both of those sites — on property along Galloway Street across from Indianhead Foodservice Distributor and at a site along Malden Avenue — pose other issues, Bell told the Eau Claire City Council.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2016 2:32:21 AM - SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Comrades pay their respects to Oneida firefighter

As Alissa Routheaux went on a walk with the seven young kids she was watching Monday morning, the group passed a few dozen fire engines and other safety vehicles that were parked up and down a street in her neighborhood. This wasn’t a typical early November day in the small city. Sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures were accompanied by a big turnout in the downtown district.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2016 1:47:51 AM - SOURCE: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com

Early morning fire damages abandoned warehouse near 15th & St. Paul in Milwaukee

Firefighters on Monday morning, November 7th were called out to the scene of a fire at an abandoned warehouse in Milwaukee. It happened near 15th and St. Paul shortly before 1:00 a.m. The fire caused $100,000 in damage to the building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2016 4:49:00 AM - SOURCE: WITI Fox Channel 6

Milton Fire Department seeks to enhance EMS services

The Milton Fire Department, like many other fire and rescue squads across Rock and Walworth counties, faces chronic staffing issues and budget shortfalls. Despite those challenges, Milton is exploring how to enhance its EMS services. Doing so would come with an undetermined cost at a time when finances are already tight, interim Fire Chief Chris Lukas said.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fire Rescue 1

Man's body found in Clark County house fire

VIDEO: The State Fire Marshal is investigating a house fire where a body of a man was found inside. According to Owen Police Chief Andrew Schade, a neighbor reported a home on fire around 3 a.m. Saturday on the 400 block of Bjornstad Street in Owen. Several area departments responded to the scene including the Owen-Withee-Curtiss Fire District, Thorp Fire Department, Abbotsford Fire Department, Colby Fire Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Owen Police Department.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2016 5:01:53 PM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Sheriff: Neighbors help save pilot after plane crash in Mukwa

VIDEO: The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office says neighbors came to the rescue on Sunday after a single-engine plane crashed in the Town of Mukwa. It happened at 4:22 p.m. on the N4100 block of Faskell Road, near the runway at Poppy’s Flying Acres, a private airport. The pilot was flying a new, home-built plane with less than 50 hours of flight time when it crashed.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2016 2:48:50 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Madison police, firefighters dress up to raise money for local groups

VIDEO: Local firefighters 311 and the Madison Professional Police Officers Association are holding a black tie ball to raise money for the community. WKOW is a sponsor of the second annual Madison Area Police and Fire Charity Ball held Saturday night. 27 News anchor Amber Noggle was emcee. Firefighters say they like hosting the ball because it shows unity between the police and fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2016 8:35:14 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV 27 ABC

West Allis Police still looking for arsonist who injured small child

VIDEO: West Allis Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down an arsonist who injured a small child. Police say someone appeared to have intentionally set a fire to a first floor unit in the Lincoln Crest Apartments last weekend. Kuldeep Batanick and other neighbors said they heard a lot of noise coming from the unit, but did not know what was going on.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2016 6:46:47 AM - SOURCE: The Morning Blend

Westby-Christiana Fire Department wins grain bin rescue tube

The Westby-Christiana Fire Department won a grain bin rescue tube and hands-on rescue training as part of Nationwide’s 2016 Nominate Your Fire Department Contest held in conjunction with Grain Bin Safety Week held annually in February. Grain Bin Safety Week is an annual observance that occurs the third full week of February to promote grain bin safety on farms and commercial grain handling facilities.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2016 1:46:41 AM - SOURCE: Westby Times

Boulder Junction honors two former fire chiefs

During last week's Boulder Junction Town Board meeting, local firefighters Mykyl Hensley and John Titel were honored for their service and dedication to the fire department. "They have served for more years than I'm sure they want me to disclose here this evening," fire chief Matt Reuss said. "They have numerous achievements and accolades on their records and both served as chief as the department and EMT providers.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2016 11:59:31 PM - SOURCE: Lakeland Times Minocqua