Firefighters Respond to Commercial Dryer Fire

Contact:   Troy Haase, Division Chief of Fire Prevention                  
(920) 322-3807                  
(920) 539-8994                  
thaase@fdl.wi.gov

May 1, 2014 Immediate Release

Fond du Lac, WI - On Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 2:06 PM the Fond du Lac Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fire at 66 South Macy Street. Upon arrival firefighters encountered light smoke coming from the outside of the building. The fire was located in the basement in the area of a commercial dryer.  When the dryer started the flame from the dryer caused the lint to ignite.  The business employees attempted to extinguish it, but the fire was between the structural members in the ceiling joists.  The fire fighters completed salvage and overhaul to extinguish the fire.  There is no damage estimate available at this time.  There
were no injuries reported.   The Fond du Lac Police Department assisted with traffic and scene control.  Alliant Energy was called to restore power to the building.

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