Detached Garage Destroyed, Starts House on Fire

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

July 3, 2018

Detached Garage Destroyed, Starts House On Fire

Fond du Lac, WI:  On July 3, 2018 at 11L36 a.m.  Fond du Lac Fire Rescue responded to 377 Thomas St 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 single stall garage was destroyed. The house sustained moderate damage and is currently uninhabitable. The occupant was not home at the time of the fire. There were no 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. 

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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