Fire Damages Fond du Lac Residence

FOND DU LAC FIRE / RESCUE

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:             Troy Haase

                             Division Chief of Fire Prevention

                             (920) 322-3807

                             (920) 539-8994

                             thaase@fdl.wi.gov

 

August 5, 2015

Fire Damages Fond du Lac Residence

 

Fond du Lac, WI:  On August 5, 2015, at 6:05 p.m. Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue (FDL FR) responded to a report of a fire in residential structure at 111 West McWilliams Street. Upon arrival they found fire and smoke coming from the upstairs window of the home. Fond du Lac fire crews deployed lines to make a transitional attack on the fire.  The fire was extinguished quickly, but not before the upstairs suffered heavy fire and smoke damage.  A working smoke detector alerted the occupants and provided adequate time to exit the home.

FDL FR origin and cause investigators were on scene, but at this time the cause of the fire is undetermined. Alliant Energy was called to the scene and secured gas and electrical services. Fond du Lac Police Department provided scene safety and traffic control. The Red Cross provided assistance to the family. There were no injuries reported.

Fire Damages Fond du Lac Residence

September 3, 2016

 Contact:

Peter O’Leary, Fire Chief

920-322-3802 office

 Fire Damages Fond du Lac Residence

Fond du Lac, WI:  On Saturday September 3, 2016 at 6:44 p.m. FDLFR was dispatched for a report of smoke coming from a home at 432 Walker St. Upon arrival fire crews were told the lone occupant safely exited the home. The fire was extinguished but not before it caused significant damage to the interior of the structure.   Fire crews were hampered in finding the fire by a large amount of debris inside the home.   There were no working smoke alarms. The cause of the fire is under investigation  by the FDLPD and FDLFR.  Alliant Energy was called to the scene and secured gas and electrical services. The home is uninhabitable.  There were no injuries.  “This fire could have been much worse if the resident was asleep” said fire chief Peter O’Leary. “Working smoke alarms are proven to save lives and we urge all residents to check their smoke alarms and make sure there are adequate ways to exit the home.”  Fond du Lac firefighters will be canvassing the neighborhood tomorrow handing out fire safety information providing free home fire safety checks to anyone wanting their home checked. 

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