Detached Garage a Total Loss

FOND DU LAC FIRE/RESCUE MEDIA RELEASE

 Contact:             Troy Haase

                             Division Chief of Fire Prevention

                             (920) 322-3807

                             (920) 539-8994

                             thaase@fdl.wi.gov

September 11, 2018

Detached Garage a Total Loss

Fond du Lac, WI:  On September 11, 2018 at 6:14 p.m. Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue responded to 376 Ruggles Street for a report of a detached garage fire. Upon arrival fire crews reported smoke and fire showing from the exterior of the garage and fire beginning to burn the single family dwelling nearby.  Firefighters quickly attacked the fires and were able to extinguish both fires but not before the two stall garage was destroyed. The house sustained minor damage but is still habitable. In addition, there were three other nearby structures that sustained heat damage. The occupant was home at the time of the fire. There were no reported injuries.

Fond du Lac Police assisted with scene management and investigation of the fire. The cause of the fire is undermined and is under investigation.  Alliant Energy was called to the scene and secured utilities.  Red Cross was on scene as well to provide assistance.

Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue crews will be canvasing the area tomorrow to educate individuals on the importance of working smoke detectors and fire safety. Media of the fire can be found on our Twitter and Facebook feeds and can be used by the media with proper credit to FDLFR.

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