Fire Displaces Families of Eight Apartments

Contact:             Troy Haase

                             Division Chief of Fire Prevention

                             (920) 322-3807

                             (920) 539-8994


 March 26, 2018

 Fire Displaces Families of Eight Apartments

Fond du Lac, WI:  On March 26, 2018, at 1:52 p.m. Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue responded to 474 West Scott Street for a report of smoke coming from the kitchen cabinets. Enroute to the scene heavy smoke was visible from the structure. Upon arrival fire crews began to search the building and simultaneously attack the fire.   Firefighters rescued two individuals from the second story apartments.  The fire attack crews entered the first floor apartment and found heavy fire and smoke in the kitchen area. The fire was contained to the apartment, but not before multiple units suffered smoke damage. EMS personnel assessed three residents for smoke inhalation, two were released at the scene and one was transported to the hospital.

FDL Police provided traffic control and scene management.  They were very integral in helping the residents gather their items from the building. The American Red Cross was contacted to help the families of the displaced units. Alliant Energy was on scene to assist with the electrical and gas services.  FDL County fire departments were called in to assist with the extinguishment and overhaul.  All agencies that responded helped to mitigate this incident and limit the loss to the residents.  The fire investigation and interviews revealed the cause of the fire was due to unattended cooking.

Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue crews will be canvasing the area tomorrow to educate individuals on the importance of working smoke detectors and cooking safety.

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