Fire Damages Upper Unit of Fond du Lac Home

Fire at 83 6th Street

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Troy Haase                            
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thaase@fdl.wi.gov  April 18, 2013 Media Release #1  Fire Damages Upper Unit of Fond du Lac Home    Fond du Lac, WI:  On April 18, 2013 at 4:35 AM  the Fond du Lac Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 83 6th Street.  Upon arrival, fire crews encountered heavy smoke in the upper unit of the structure.  The fire was extinguished quickly, but not before it caused severe damage to the contents and structure.   Fire Department paramedics assessed one male patient from the upstairs residence.   Although the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation, the preliminary results revealed the misuse of an extension cord.  The fire investigation is ongoing at this time. Alliant Energy was called to the scene to secure the utilities and the Fond du Lac Police Department assisted with scene security
and the fire investigation.

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