On Friday January 13th, Mount Pleasant (MPFD) and Sturtevant Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire on the southwest side of the building.
Dispatch relayed reports to responding units that police reported a 40' X 50' outbuilding on fire.
Sturtevant Engine 126 was first-in because Mt. Pleasant's closest firehouse was just clearing a city bus fire, and 126 reported a one story building fully involved. They also advised there were numerous exposures.
The balance of the first alarm assignment (MPFD Engine 121, 122, Truck 151, Tanker 163, and Car 141) arrived on scene shortly after Sturtevant. A tanker operation was set up as this was a non-hydranted area, and handlines, as well as a master stream were utilized to extinguish the fire and protect the many exposures including several buildings, vehicles, trailers, and dumpsters.
The deck gun monitor on Engine 126 was also used in knocking down some of the heavy fire. The fire was quickly elevated to a MABAS Second Alarm by Command, mainly for tanker operations.
Additional departments that responded with manpower and equipment to the fire included Caledonia, Somers, Pleasant Prairie Engine, Paris, Kansasville, and Racine Fire Bells Rehab.
Firefighters remained on scene until approximately 1:30 pm battling the warehouse fire, which was reported to be a total loss. A vehicle and three trailers near the warehouse also received fire damage, however firefighters successfully stopped the spread of fire to any of the other nearby storage buildings on the property.
The fire building reportedly housed agricultural supplies and equipment, as well as some supplies for a roofing company.
There were no reported injuries resulting from the fire.