Green Bay, Wisconsin Apartment Fire

On Wednesday May 3rd, at approximately 1:55 am the Green Bay, (WI) Fire Department was dispatched to 1515 Capitol Drive, the Georgetown Manor Apartments.

The first alarm companies were Engines 6, 3, 4 Ladder 6 Rescue 6 and Battalion 3.

Upon arrival of Station 6 heavy fire was showing from the second floor and through the roof.

Shortly there after a second alarm was transmitted bringing Engine 1 Ladder 2 Rescue 10 Battalion 1 and numerous support staff.

Engine 5 was also special called further into the incident.

Crews had a hard time fighting the fire due to poor access to the building.

The thirty two unit garden apartment sat back off the street and had similar buildings on either side.

Firefighters fought the fire for nearly six hours, and prevented it from spreading to any other structures.

An off-duty call back was used to staff two reserve engines and a reserve ladder.

Amazingly there were no civilian injuries, considering the time of day, but the fire did displace forty seven residents.

The cause of the fire has been determined to be careless use of smoking materials.

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