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    yeah that was the talk of our department for that night I thought I heard it was started by someone that was a convicted for arson once before. But at 4:20 Am tusday Morning we had a Barn Fire Here is Ashippun 4 doors down from my place, at the same time Oakfield had a Big Barn Fire as well. we lost the barn there was no saving it. I was the only one that saw it that made it to the station (everyone else that responded came from the other direstion), and I told everyone that by the time we get there is will be fully engulfed, if not down. and by the time we got handlines charged it was down. but Mind you it was not a big barn. so that was our first fire inour area in 19 months.


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    Wow Call me the thread Killer Just wanna say Its Been a Busy Week for us. M.A. House Fire call. Car Fire, and a nother M.A. House fire Call. and a First Responder Run on saturday. I know to some of ya thats Slow But Its whats going on hear in our little neck of the woods.

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    This past weekend has been busy for everyone on SE WI. Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties were running like crazy. I know there were fires in Brookfield, Oconomowoc, Cudahy, Hales Corners, Greenfield, and two in Oak Creek. I think there were a few more as well. Then of course some in Milwaukee.

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    Front page on Firehouse.com. Nice job to the Milwaukee Fire Dept.

    Jasper were you on this one at all?


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    9 Sept 2008


    Apartment blaze likely arson

    A fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building early today is being investigated as arson, a Milwaukee police spokesman said this morning.

    Sgt. Mark Stanmeyer said the blaze remains under investigation after it totaled the vacant building about 12:30 a.m. at 8147 W. Bender Ave. No one was hurt.

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    9 Sept 2008

    Teen awakens to flames, rescues sisters

    A 14-year-old boy awoke to find his home in flames before he safely escaped through a bedroom window and then rescued his two younger sisters last night, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department.

    Battalion 2 Fire Chief Pepie DuDeVoire said the girls apparently were cooking on the stove earlier in the evening and left a pan of grease on the stove without turning off the flame.

    The boy was caring for his sisters, according to DuDeVoire.

    Smoke detectors alerted the sleeping children to the fire, which was reported about 10:21 p.m. at the two-story home in the 5000 block of N. 47th St.

    DuDeVoire said the smoke detectors "without a doubt probably saved their lives."

    The boy fled through the window of his first floor bedroom and then rescued his sisters through another window before alerting a neighbor.

    "The fact that he got his sisters out, it was pretty clear thinking," DuDeVoire said. "I thought he did a good job. He was pretty shook when I was talking to him."

    The initial call to the fire department was for the smell of smoke but when firefighters arrived they found that the burning grease had ignited and extended to the kitchen.

    It burned the cabinets, walls and ceiling, causing about $12,000 in damage. The children's bedrooms are just off of the kitchen. The children were not injured. No firefighters were injured in the blaze.

    DuDeVoire did not have information on where the children's parents were at the time of the fire but said an aunt responded to care for them. The family will be temporarily displaced from their home.

    The American Red Cross responded to the scene to provide assistance.

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    9 Sept 2008

    Stolen car set ablaze in garage

    A fire that was started in stolen car inside a garage on the city's north side destroyed the vehicle and the structure then spread to the exterior of a neighboring garage last night, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department.

    The case has been referred to Milwaukee police for investigation.

    Firefighters were called just before 3 a.m. to 2900 block of N. 40th St., Battalion 2 Fire Chief Pepie DuDeVoire said. Damage to the structure was estimated at $15,000, he said.

    The fire caused $1,000 in damage to a garage next door.

    About 17 firefighters responded to the scene. No one was injured.

    In other fire department incidents:

    # Battalion 2 firefighters responded to a home in the 4700 block of N. 29th St. about 3:51 p.m. on Monday, where an overheated dryer ignited clothing and caused $2,500 in damage to the home's basement. There were no injuries.

    # Firefighters from Battalion 3 were called to a home in the 2000 block of S. 31st St. about 12:30 p.m. Monday after a natural gas line that feeds a dryer was bumped and left wide open. All of the residents had evacuated safely before calling for firefighters, who cut off the gas supply and ventilated the home, according to Battalion 3 Chief Randall Zingler. There were no injuries.

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    9 Sept 2008

    MILWAUKEE -- It's a call one veteran fire department lieutenant will never forget.

    “This was unusual because it all unfolded right in front of us,” Lt. Ron Firnrohr said.

    Firnrohr and his crew responded to a fender-bender on 24th and National Sunday night.

    “We thought this was going to be your average run-of-the-mill traffic accident,” Firnrohr said.

    But it wasn't. Police said a car got hit by an SUV and ran off the road.

    While the four-person fire crew was making sure everyone was OK, a large crowd formed at the scene and people started brawling. That's when firefighters said someone connected to the SUV came out with a gun.

    “I relayed that to our dispatcher, and as I'm done saying that, I hear a number of shots ring out,” said Firnrohr.

    The crew couldn't get the truck out of the area and into safety until police arrived, so the firefighters had to take cover behind their rig.

    “We didn't know where the alleged gunman was coming toward us, but we did know someone who had been shot was coming toward our apparatus,” Firnrohr said.

    Rescuers say the man had been hit five times. The crew made a decision to leave their cover, run out to get the victim, put him on the rig and drive a block away where they started working on him.

    “This person was probably lucky we were there to provide immediate care,” Firnrohr said.

    The lieutenant said he's grateful the man survived, but he never thought he'd have to dodge bullets to do his job.

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    Milwaukee firefighters stood in three lines with black bands across their badges and listened somberly this morning to a roll call of their fallen brothers and sisters who died responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

    Seven years have passed since the attacks, but the firefighters in Milwaukee and across the country remain devoted to remembering the bravery and dedication of the 343 who died.

    "They never hesitated," Milwaukee Fire Chief Douglas Holton said. "They were going up when everybody else was coming down.

    "We bow our heads and our hearts to the effort of the firefighters that day."

    The ceremony outside the Milwaukee department headquarters started with a salute, as David Harris, a member of the honor guard, slowly lowered the flag to half-staff. Holton and Bobbie Weber, president of the firefighters union, alternated their way through the list of names.

    "We want everybody to remember the names of the firefighters and their families," Holton said. "Sometimes, in a tragedy of this magnitude, the individuals and their families are forgotten."
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    Thanks for sharing that Brew City.

    Green Bay also held a similar rememberance ceremony in front of the 9/11 memorial in Green Bay.

    God bless those who have fallen and for those who continue on, stay safe out there.
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    19 SEPT 2008

    A south side fire that caused $120,000 in damage and displaced at least 30 residents from their homes overnight remains under investigation, Milwaukee police said this morning.

    It is not yet known whether the fire, which began at 12:30 a.m., has any connection to an earlier call last night at the same two-story building at 3615 W. National Ave., where firefighters found a burned T-shirt in a second-floor hallway of the building, according to Battalion 3 Fire Chief Randall Zingler. Some of the occupants had put out the fire with an extinguisher. Firefighters made sure the fire was out.

    That fire, too, is under investigation, according to police.

    No one was hurt in either fire.

    In the larger blaze, firefighters found a second-story apartment fully engulfed in flames, with fire blowing out of the windows, Zingler said.

    "Our guys got in there quickly," he said. "They held it to one apartment. It's an excellent, excellent job. This could have potentially been a lot more serious."

    Zingler said the building's wood frame construction made it easy for fire to spread from one unit to the next.

    "The time of day is always a big issue. When you have a fire that late at night and people sleeping, many don't get word and get out easily. That's when you have fatalities," he said.

    He added: "Nobody was injured. It was truly a blessing."

    Zingler said he saw a smoke detector melted from the fire on the second floor but did not hear any others sounding. He could not say whether the building had any working smoke detectors.

    A Milwaukee County Transit System bus responded to the scene to help residents. The American Red Cross also responded.

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    24 SEPT 2008

    Molotov cocktail starts fire in duplex

    A fire at a north side duplex Tuesday afternoon was sparked when someone threw a Molotov cocktail into the vacant upstairs unit, said Milwaukee police Capt. Christopher Domagalski.

    Police are searching for a known suspect, Domagalski said.

    No one was injured, but people who were living in the downstairs unit of the house in the 2900 block of N. 18th St. were displaced, said Tiffany Wynn, spokeswoman for the Milwaukee Fire Department.

    The Red Cross was called to the scene, Wynn said.

    It was not yet clear how many people were displaced.

    The fire was reported about 2:15 p.m. and caused an estimated $110,000 in damage, Wynn said.

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    28 SEPT 2008

    Girl rescued from burning house

    Milwaukee firefighters rescued a 4-year-old girl from the second floor of a burning house in the 2200 block of W. Middlemass St. Sunday afternoon, Battalion 4 Chief Joe Robak said.
    The girl was taken to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa to be treated for smoke inhalation, he said.
    One firefighter was taken to Froedtert Hospital to be treated for burns on his knees, while another firefighter was treated at the scene for a cut to his hand, Robak said.
    Five people were displaced by the fire, said Tiffany Wynn, spokeswoman for the Milwaukee Fire Department.
    The fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damage to the house and an estimated $40,000 in damage to its contents, Wynn said. The cause was still under investigation, she said.

    The girl was not breathing at the time she was removed from the home.

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    29 SEPT 2008

    Kitchen fire damages apartment

    A fire inside a four-unit apartment building on the city's northwest side burned the kitchen, dining room and living room, displacing at least one family, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department.

    Damage to the building is estimated at $15,000 with a $2,000 loss of contents, according to estimates today.

    Detectives responded about 6:23 p.m. to the building, at 7830 W Hampton Ave. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation today.

    Battalion 2 Fire Chief Pepie DuDeVoire said the fire started in the kitchen of one of the units, which did not have working smoke detectors. The other three units in the building did, however.

    All of the occupants escaped safely. There were no injuries.

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    29 SEPT 2008

    Cops discover suspected arson fire

    Two police officers witnessed two people fleeing a home on the Milwaukee's northwest side. Then the officers discovered a fire that had apparently been set in a first floor bedroom last night, according to fire officials.

    Battalion 2 Fire Chief Pepie DuDeVoire said the police discovery helped firefighters respond quickly to the scene at 2619-21 N. 23rd St., a 2 1/2-story vacant building.

    "It was good for us. We were able to get there and get it out fairly quickly," DuDeVoire said.

    He said firefighters also found a trail of flammable liquid on a stairwell leading to the second floor, where another small fire was burning.

    No one was injured. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

    Detectives responded to the home about 11:40 p.m. and are investigating the fire as arson this morning, police said.

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    30 SEPT 2008

    Fire starts in clothing piled in bathtub

    A fire that started in a pile of clothes in a bathtub left $10,000 worth of damage to a home on the city's north side and has been referred to Milwaukee police for investigation.

    Firefighters responded to the two-story, single family home about 7 p.m. in the 2200 block of W. Lloyd St. last night, according to Battalion 1 Fire Chief Steven Gleisner.

    No one was home at the time. The fire was contained to the bathroom and attic.

    There were no injuries.
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    Battalion 3 Fire Chief William Wentlandt this morning reported a second fire, in the 1900 block of W. Lincoln Ave., that has also been referred to police for investigation.

    Firefighters responded there about 5:55 p.m. where a fire had started in the kitchen on the second floor of the duplex and extended into the attic. There was no smoke detector on the second floor, Wentlandt noted.

    No one was home at the time. There were no injuries.

    The American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the residents there.

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    1 OCT 2008

    Fire damages vacant north side home

    The cause of a fire that caused $25,000 in estimated damage to a vacant home on the city's north side has been referred to Milwaukee police for investigation, Milwaukee fire officials said today.

    The fire, which occurred about 2 a.m., started on the second floor of the 3 1/2 -story home at 3214 N. 34th St., according to Battalion 2 Fire Chief Tom Jones.

    The door was open when firefighters arrived and they encountered a heavy volume of fire on the second floor. Flames also extended to the first floor of the building, which had no electricity, Jones noted.

    There were no injuries.

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    2 OCT 2008

    North side blaze ruled arson

    A fire inside a vacant home on the city's north side last night has been determined to be arson after a preliminary investigation by Milwaukee police, investigators said this morning.

    The blaze caused about $25,000 damage after it burned through the floor of the dining room and extended into the basement, according to Battalion 1 Fire Chief Michael Labinski.

    Firefighters responded to the home at 2849 N. 5th St. just after 10 p.m.

    No one was injured.

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    6 OCT 2008


    High-rise fire started in kitchen

    Police are investigating the cause of a high-rise apartment building fire today that put a man in critical condition and brought more than 100 firefighters to Milwaukee's east side, and displaced hundreds.

    The fire at Prospect Towers, 1626 N. Prospect Ave., appears to have started around 9:30 a.m. in the kitchen of a 15th-floor apartment of the 23-story building. Within minutes, smoke was filling the floor, and neighbors say a resident kicked down the door of an apartment where a 56-year-old man resides.

    "The smoke was coming from the room right next to us," said Pietro Tarantino, 54, who said he was visiting a woman in a neighboring apartment on the 15th floor. "There was so much smoke coming in and they said the fire department was on the way."

    He said he and others eventually ran down the building's stairs. Police shut down Prospect Ave. while fire engines were blocking the road.

    The victim, whose name was not being released by the Milwaukee Police Department this afternoon, was later rescued by firefighters and taken to Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee, said Tiffany Wynn, a Milwaukee Fire Department spokeswoman. The man had second-degree burns over much of his body, Wynn said.

    Investigators haven't determined whether the cause was electrical or cooking fire that got out of hand, Wynn said. Firefighters kept most of the flames from spreading beyond the apartment, Wynn said.

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    8 OCT 2008

    Faulty furnace blamed for house fire

    A faulty furnace is to blame for a fire that extended from the basement to the first floor of a Milwaukee home, causing $30,000 in damage yesterday, according to fire officials.

    Firefighters were called to the two-story duplex at 1914 W. Capitol Drive at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday. No one was injured.

    The American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the displaced residents.

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