Racine, Wisconsin Firefighters Battle Building Fire

On August 28th, 2010 at 1:44 p.m. Racine Engines 1 & 2, Truck 1, Rescue 1 and Command Unit 41 were dispatched to smoke coming from a building at 1209 Douglas Avenue.

Engine 2 arrived on scene and reported a working fire in a two-story structure with flames and smoke showing.

With the confirmation of a working fire, Quint 8 was dispatched to the scene as a Rapid Intervention Crew and Car 43 was dispatched as a Safety Officer.

Firefighters battled the blaze in extreme heat and humidity before the fire was placed under control two hours later.

Engines 6 and 9 were called to the scene to provide relief for the first-in units.

Damages to the structure and contents were listed at a combined $45,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

One firefighter was transported from the scene to a local hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion.