On Dec. 27, at 5:20 a.m., the Menomonee Falls Fire Department (MFFD) and Lannon Fire Department (LFD) were dispatched for a "Still Alarm" to W209 N5490 Goetz Road, to a reported house fire.
While en route, Chief 2701 requested further information. Dispatch informed 2701 that police were on the scene and reported large a two-story single family residence fully involved. They had also received one 9-11 call from a passerby. With that information, 2701 requested a box alarm for Box 27-7-1.
At 5:33 a.m., Lannon Engine 2561 arrived on the scene reporting a fully involved house fire. Menomonee Falls Engine 2763 arrived right after the Lannon Engine and both units initiated a defensive attack on the fully involved house. They also provided exposure protection for homes east and west of the fire building.
Truck 2772 and Chief 2705 arrived on the scene. 2705 assume Incident Command (I.C.) and assigned Truck 2772 to position the ladder pipe for a defensive attack.
Mutual aid units dispatched on the first box alarm were MFFD Engine 2765, Tenders from Lisbon FD and Germantown FD, a Germantown Truck, a BLS unit from MFFD and a Rapid Intervention Team from the Elm Grove FD.
At 5:57 a.m., a second box alarm was requested by now I.C. 2701 for Box 27-7-1. Units responding on the second box were a Sussex FD Engine, Tenders from Lisbon FD, Richfield FD and Merton FD, MFFD Truck 2773 and a Sussex FD Chief.
This fire was always a defensive attack and it was declared under control at 6:55 a.m. Estimated loss is in excess of 1 million dollars.
The fire was declared suspicious and is currently being investigated by the Menomonee Falls Police and Fire Departments, the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Fire Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
The Fire Marshal's Office is the contact point for all information pertaining to the investigation.