Monday, April 15, 2013
The fire on Sherryl and North Grandview Boulevard has been put out.
A police officer who was on a traffic stop on Summit Avenue early Monday afternoon heard a noise while on a traffic stop, looked up and saw smoke, according to Battalion Chief Joe Hoffman. "He called it in," Hoffman said. The shed was destroyed in the fire at Sherryl Lane and North Grandview Boulevard. The garage was also damaged in the fire, although the fire was stopped before it could spread too far into the garage. No injuries were reported during the fire, which caused $5,000 in damage. The fire remains under investigation. The original call was received at 2:01 p.m. with fire crews being dispatched at 2:03 p.m. An ambulance was the first on scene at 2:05 p.m.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Structure fire was the third in the area within 24 hours.
An unattended grease fire extended to the kitchen at a small apartment building caused $55,000 in damage early Monday afternoon. The Waukesha Fire Department was dispatched to 1410 Cleveland Ave. from fire stations 1,2, 4 and 5. While nothing was showing on arrival, Battalion Chief Joe Vitale opened the door to the apartment building and was met with “thick, black smoke at which time a working fire was transmitted at 1:02 p.m.,” states a news release. Three tenants in the building were able to self evacuate and no injuries were reported. The American Red Cross is assisting tenants in need, according to the news release. The fire department quickly extinguished the fire to keep it from spreading throughout the apartment building. One …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Fire departments from about a half dozen communities are on the scene of a blaze near Big Bend Road and Landmark Drive.
Updated at 11:10 p.m. Sunday Firefighters from about a half dozen area departments are responding to a farmhouse fire this afternoon near Big Bend Road and Landmark Drive. The fire started in the basement near the hot water heater, according to CBS 58. A large amount of smoke can be scene from what appears to be a house fire. Scanner reports indicate that the fire broke out on the first floor of the building around 3:30 p.m. At about 4:45 p.m., emergency personnel were seen putting one firefighter into an ambulance. One firefighter sustained a minor injury, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Among the departments responding to the blaze are City of Waukesha, Wales/Genesee, Big Bend, Tess Corners, North Prairie, Town of Vernon, …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Limited details were available Monday night about the house fire that is causing St. Paul Avenue to be shut down.
Fire crews have extinguished a house fire on St. Paul Avenue in the Town of Waukesha. Six people were home at the time of the fire but escaped uninjured, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fire officials believe the fire started near the chimney, according to the Milwaukee newspaper. Fire trucks from about a half-dozen different fire departments blocked of St. Paul Avenue on Monday as the Town of Waukesha Fire Department requested assistance at the fire. The road remained blocked at 8 p.m. Monday. Limited information about the fire was available at the scene. Waukesha Patch has left a voicemail with the Town of Waukesha Fire Department seeking more information.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
An third-floor apartment sustained about $5,000 in damage after a Sunday afternoon fire.
A porch on the third story of The Meadows Apartments on Springdale Road caught fire Sunday afternoon, causing about only $5,000 in damage. An alert neighbor entered the unoccupied apartment and began to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, according to Battalion Chief Joe Hoffman. The Waukesha Fire Department responded and made sure the fire was completely out. No injuries occurred in the fire that was reported at 2:57 p.m. The cause of the fire is believed to be carelessly discarded smoking materials, according to Hoffman.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Cause of blaze remains under investigation.
An early morning fire at Casa del Rio caused about $30,000 in damage, according to Battalion Chief Steve Ore. The fire was reported at 3:22 a.m. Friday at 408 E. Main St. The fire was quickly extinguished after a three-minute response time. The building was unoccupied, so no civilians were injured. One firefighter received a minor injury that did not require medical attention, according to Ore. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
No other injuries were reported after large blaze damages home on Madison Street in Waukesha.
A dog was killed in an early morning house fire at 3:53 a.m. Sunday at 627 Madison St. but no other injuries were reported, according to Battalion Chief Steve Ore. One man lived in the home by himself and was having trouble falling asleep, according to Ore. He was awake when he heard the crackling and popping of his house on fire. “He said it was just thick, black smoke,” Ore said. The man exited the home, thought about going back for the dog but decided he wouldn’t make it back out. Firefighters located the dog on the second floor. Fire investigators are still determining the cause of the fire, which caused significant damage. When they arrived on scene, the fire was “just rolling out,” Ore said. “The whole thing was a big fireball,” he …
Friday, May 4, 2012
No injuries after young girl noticed smoke as fire started in Waukesha.
The residents of a two-unit home will be displaced for at least one evening after a fire ripped through one half of the building Friday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire, which was reported by a girl who was at home and saw the smoke. She called 911 and left her house. The fire occurred at 124 West Kilps Court. The 911 call came in at 4:01:53 and fire crews were dispatched at 4:02:59 to be on scene by 4:07:28, according to Battalion Chief Joe Hoffman. “We also had numerous other calls to 911 from people reporting it,” Hoffman said. “It was a large fire." The cause is undetermined at this time and the fire is under investigation. The garage was destroyed and the unit where the fire took place had moderate damage. The other unit was …