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Milwaukee Fire Department, Ignite the Spirit partner with Sojourner to raise money for domestic violence survivors

The Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) is the first to respond to all calls for help in the city. "We signed on to go when people are having the worst day of their lives, and we're doing that at a pace unmatched in this department's history right now," Chief Aaron Lipski said. From there, MFD turns to its partners in the community who can help people find the long-term resources they need.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2023 9:20:45 PM - SOURCE: WDJT-TV CBS 58 Milwaukee

Racine house fire sparked by electrical issue

A fire broke out at a home near Ashland and Olive in Racine on Saturday, April 15. Racine Fire Department was called to a report of a smoke detector activation around 11:30 p.m. Firefighters arrived at the scene and saw fire and smoke coming out of a rear first-floor window. The fire was under control within 10 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2023 9:48:29 AM - SOURCE: WITI-TV FOX 6 Milwaukee

Officials say Arcadia fire 100% contained, fire operations conclude

Significant progress was made by firefighters to contain the Arcadia Fire by Saturday. A statement released by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Offices says that the fire has been extinguished. Fort McCoy officials had stated on Friday already that the fire burning on its north border was fully contained, with a spokesperson from the DNR clarifying that the Arcadia fire was at 99%.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2023 6:23:00 PM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC 15 Madison

DNR: Fire north of Fort McCoy burns 3,000 acres, 50% contained

A fire north of Fort McCoy is now 50% contained. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says about 3,000 acres have burned in Monroe County. A vast majority on the Fort McCoy base, only 70 acres were off base. Another 85 structures were threatened by the fire, so a larger area was evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2023 10:00:00 PM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

Green Bay fire forces 6 out of home, causes $60,000 damage

VIDEO: The Green Bay Metro Fire Department says 3 adults and 3 children are out of their home after a fire on the city’s west side overnight Thursday. The fire in the two-story home was reportedly shortly before 4:30 a.m. on the 800-block of Division St. They found the fire burning in the ceiling between the first and second floors.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2023 12:32:00 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Former Merrill Fire Chief has his 80 year death solved

After over 80 years later - Merrill's former Fire Chief Aldord Talbot's death is recognized as having been in the line of duty. Talbot died October 7, 1941, originally documented as having happened in the fire house - but unrelated to a call. That's where Merrill Historian Michael Caylor discovered this searching through old funeral home obituaries.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2023 12:35:00 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau

DNR official: Jack Pine fire under control, Fort McCoy fire around 50% contained

A Wisconsin DNR Incident Management Team spokesperson said one wildfire is under control and another is still burning Thursday morning. Mike Hillstrom told 27 News that a fire in Necedah, dubbed the Jack Pine fire, and a fire near Fort McCoy are being fought together as the "Black River Complex." The DNR's Incident Management Team is leading the response to both.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison

VIDEO: Massive fire on Milwaukee's south side damages 4 homes

PHOTOS: Fire crews responded to a three-alarm fire that damaged four homes near 19th and Burnham in Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon. According to the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD), three of the homes are a complete loss. The other home has significant damage but is still standing. No injuries were reported.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2023 3:52:54 PM - SOURCE: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee

Crews respond to fire in rural Outagamie County

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Crews responded Tuesday night to a fire in rural Outagamie County. Firefighters responded to Cicero Road before 7 o’clock. That’s northeast of Seymour. On the way to the scene, an Action 2 News crew reported being able to see heavy smoke billowing into the air from the highway. The fire appears to be affecting several buildings on farm property.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2023 2:43:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

First responders reflect on Beaver Dam apartment explosion five years later

On a Monday afternoon in early March 2018, an explosion at an apartment building made Beaver Dam — a small city of about 16,000 people in southeast Wisconsin — a hub for local, state and federal agencies. The single casualty of the blast at 109 Knaup Drive was the resident of a second-floor unit who, authorities later discovered, was crafting homemade explosives.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2023 6:41:59 AM - SOURCE: Wausau Daily Herald - Metered Site

Oshkosh Fire Department, local schools team up to create new playground

The Oshkosh Fire Department announced on Monday that they are teaming up with local schools to create a new playground. In a release, the Oshkosh Fire Department says they are working with Read Elementary School and Fox Valley Technical College to build an innovative public play space that comes with a unique theme.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2023 8:23:08 PM - SOURCE: WFRV-TV CBS 5 Green Bay

Onalaska Fire Chief retiring in May

Onalaska Fire Chief Troy Gudie will retire after 34 years, the City of Onalaska announced Monday. Gudie started as a volunteer in 1989 before being hired on full-time in 1993. He eventually served 17 years as the Assistant Chief and was promoted to Fire Chief in 2020. Gudie says two accomplishments that stand out over the years were the implementation of a local high school Fire and EMS Academy with Western Technical College and reaching an agreement to provide fire services for the entire Town of Onalaska.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2023 4:12:00 PM - SOURCE: WKBT-TV CBS 8 La Crosse

Fire crews respond to structure fire in Town of Dunkirk

Stoughton Fire Department crews were dispatched after a call reporting a structure fire Saturday morning. They received a tip about a garage on fire on the 1900 block of Pleasant View Dr. at 10:44 a.m. and Stoughton firefighters went to the scene, according the Dane County Communications. Firefighters were still on the scene of an active fire as of 12:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/8/2023 6:40:00 PM - SOURCE: WMTV NBC 15 Madison

Appleton firefighter beats cancer, fire department announces

PHOTO: An Appleton firefighter who was previously diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Small Cell Adenocarcinoma no longer has detectable cancer in his body, the Appleton Fire Department announced Friday. According to a social post from the department, Keegan Murphy reached six months since his diagnosis on March 26.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2023 7:23:00 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Fire crews respond to structure fire in Stockton

Emergency crews responded to a structure fire in Stockton on Thursday night. It's at County Road K and Rolling Hills Road. A firefighter on scene said it's a metal structure with three vehicles inside and a propane tank nearby the structure. One firefighter was treated for exhaustion. A News 9 reporter on scene says there is smoke in the air.
- PUB DATE: 4/7/2023 3:36:00 AM - SOURCE: WAOW-TV AABC 9 Wausau

Smoking materials blamed for $25,000 damage to Green Bay home

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department is reminding people to properly dispose of smoking materials after a fire caused $25,000 damage to a house on Weise St. Thursday morning. The fire department says the call at 9 a.m. was to a two-family home on the 1100-block. Firefighters found heavy flames and smoke from the back of a two-family home.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2023 6:25:00 PM - SOURCE: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay

Woman dead after house fire in Wheaton

A woman is dead after a house fire on 20th Street in the town of Wheaton on Wednesday. According to Wheaton Fire & Rescue, they first received a report for a medical alarm, but then the alarm company said it might actually be a fire as they could hear the smoke alarm and someone saying the word fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2023 4:21:00 PM - SOURCE: WQOW-TV ABC 18 Eau Claire

Live fire training exercise to be held Saturday in Stevens Point for firefighters

The Stevens Point Fire Department said a home at 333 2nd St. N will be used for a fire training exercise on Saturday. The department said there will be large amounts of smoke. It may cause visibility issues for drivers in the area. According to a news release, this type of live fire training is very valuable.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Merrill Fire Chief’s death in 1941 officially recognized as line of duty death

Merrill Fire Chief Josh Klug announced Tuesday that the death of a former Merrill Fire Chief has officially been recognized as a line-of-duty death. On the morning of October 7, 1941 Chief Adlord Talbot, age 60, failed to join his crew for morning shift change at the now former number one fire station, which still stands at 701 E 1st St.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau

Happy 150th birthday to the Hudson Fire Department

150 years of stellar service. The Hudson Fire Department, joined by family, friends, partners and community members, honored its past and celebrated its future on its birthday, Monday, April 4. In 1873, the organized firefighting team was established. Since then, it has collaborated with neighbors to protect not just property, but most importantly, the people.
- PUB DATE: 4/5/2023 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hudson Star Observer


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