Allouez Basement Fire

Incident Date:  6/28/2015                                                                  

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 725 Bordeaux Rue St.

Incident Time:  08:50

Incident Description: Basement fire in a single story, single family residence.

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.

Origin of Fire:  Basement

Estimated Dollar Loss: $25,000

Injuries: 0 injuries

Number of People Displaced: 1 

Additional Information:  Green Bay Metro Fire crews were dispatched to the above address for the report of a fire in the basement. Upon arrival crews found heavy smoke coming from the house and an active fire in the basement. Crews initially used an exterior attack to knock the fire down and then continued with an offensive interior attack to finish putting the fire out. There is extensive smoke damage throughout the home and fire damage to the basement.

Clintonville Vehicle Accident 6-25-15

Clintonville Fire Department Clintonville Ambulance Clintonville Police were called to a vehicle accident Thursday morning County Road I and Ginger Spur. Flight For Life was called in to transport one person and another person was taken to an area hospital by Ambulance. Report & Pictures from Timothy Zilch


Pictures From The Scene By Timothy Zilch


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Clintonville House Fire 6-24-15

Clintonville Fire Department was paged to a house fire on 10th Street Wednesday Morning.  No other information is available No reported injuries. Clintonville Ambulance was also paged to stand by. Written & Photo’s By Timothy Zilch WGWI-Publications Reporter / Photographer



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Green Bay firefighter dies in his sleep at fire station

Green Bay is mourning the death of a firefighter who died in his sleep Saturday morning at his fire station.

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department says Lieutenant Michael Miller, 45, was on shift at Station 3 when coworkers found him unresponsive and without a pulse.

He was an 18-year veteran of the department.

He had a wife and son.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

A message was posted on the Green Bay Fire Fighters’ Facebook page: “Lt. Miller was always one to put others in front of himself, both as a Firefighter and a Paramedic and used his witty humor to put a smile on any face. Please keep Lieutenant Miller’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Brother…We Will Take It From Here…”

Saturday: Travel advisory for Lambeau Field concert in Brown County

Travel advisory for Lambeau Field concert in Brown County

Kenny Chesney concert Saturday night to draw 70,000 spectators

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Saturday, June 20 for the Kenny Chesney concert that I-41 in Brown County from Oneida Street north to Suamico in Brown County, and adjacent roadways and intersections, are under construction. Barrier walls, orange barrels, lane closures, narrow lanes, and concert traffic will affect travel, especially following the concert.

Motorists should especially avoid accessing I-41 via Oneida Street interchange in Ashwaubenon following the concert. Access to Oneida Street prior to the concert should also be avoided.

WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time to reach their destinations and check WisDOT 511 online ( or call 511. Additionally, motorists are advised to remain alert and plan on exercising patience as they drive through the Green Bay area.

Here is a list of the major roads in northeast Wisconsin most concert goers will be traveling as they head for the concert and the road conditions they should anticipate:

I-41 and Oneida Street Interchange and Oneida Street

·         Oneida Street under I-41 is under construction. Only one lane is open on Oneida Street northbound and southbound on Oneida Street. This area will experience backups and long delays. Drivers should find another interchange access point to get to Lambeau Field prior to the concert and onto I-41 following the concert.

o   Motorists can use Ashland, Lombardi, WIS 172, Mason Street or Shawano Avenue as an access point onto city streets heading toward Lambeau Field.

I-41 Mainline

All construction on I-41 project will cease on Saturday, although barrier walls, narrow lanes and orange barrels will be present in various locations.

·         Brown County

o   Drivers will encounter 11-foot travel lanes and reduced shoulders in multiple locations along a 10-mile segment of highway. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph from just south of Grant Street to Lineville Road. Temporary barrier wall at various locations will cause traffic to slow.

·         Winnebago and Outagamie County

o   Drivers should expect portions of I-41 in Winnebago County to WIS 15 in Outagamie County to be restricted to two lanes in each direction. Drivers will encounter reduced speed limits on I-41 and WIS 441. Please expect congestion and slow travel.

I-41 and WIS 172 Interchange

·         All ramps are open, but motorists should expect congestion and potential delays at this interchange, especially following the concert.

I-43 and I-41 Interchange

·         Northbound I-41 ramp to southbound I-43 is CLOSED until the end of August, 2015 for construction of the new I-41 northbound lanes. Please plan an alternate route.

I-43 Mainline

·         I-43 between Atkinson Drive and I-41 is reduced to one lane of travel. Please expect congestion and slow travel.

Please note

If you are involved in a crash:

WisDOT’s Division of State Patrol advises you to immediately call 911 if you are involved in a crash.  If there are no injuries and the vehicles can be moved, report the other vehicle plate numbers as you may then be advised to move off the main portion of the roadway to a crash investigation site or to a ramp out of traffic.  This will assist first responders in reaching you while helping to clear traffic delays during the critical travel times before and following the concert.

Additionally, if your vehicle becomes disabled in the I-41 work zone between De Pere and Suamico, notify authorities immediately. WisDOT will send a Freeway Service Team vehicle to your location. Motorists can then contact their motor club or towing preference after WisDOT has relocated your vehicle to a more accessible and safe location.

Travelers should allow extra time and can check online for real-time traffic information, including travel times, lane closures and incidents, at WisDOT 511 online ( or by calling 511.

Governor Scott Walker Touts Wisconsin’s Pro-Business Climate to Canadian Business Leaders


Governor meets with executives to make the case for investing in Wisconsin


Montreal, Canada – Governor Scott Walker and officials with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) met today with dozens of Canadian business executives to make the case for why their companies should consider establishing or expanding operations in Wisconsin.

“We have a great story to tell about why Wisconsin deserves strong consideration from Canadian companies looking to expand in the U.S.,” said Governor Walker.  “Whether it’s our outstanding workforce, our strong education system, or the business-friendly policies that we have enacted over the last four years, there are plenty of reasons why Wisconsin is a strong option for Canadian businesses ready to grow.  Today’s meetings provided the opportunity to make the case in person.”

Governor Walker and WEDC leaders held several one-on-one meetings with individual companies in targeted industries in Montreal and also co-hosted a Wisconsin reception with the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada.  During the evening reception, Governor Walker and WEDC officials had the opportunity to personally engage with executives of Canadian companies that have expressed an interest in Wisconsin or expansion plans in unidentified locations.

Among the companies that Governor Walker and the Wisconsin delegation met with earlier Tuesday was Agropur Cooperative, a leading North American dairy processor that has four facilities and more than 800 employees in Wisconsin.  Agropur has completed an investment project of more than $110 million at its Luxemburg plant and is currently investing $55 million at its facility in Weyauwega.  At Tuesday’s meeting with company CEO Robert Coallier and U.S. Division President Doug Simon, Governor Walker received an update on those plans and also discussed how Wisconsin could assist the cooperative with future jobs and business operations expansion.

“Wisconsin, which is a leading state in dairy, represents a key region in our strategy and our recent investments there will allow us to accelerate our growth,” Coallier said.

Governor Walker also met with company officials at Domtar Inc., which has a Canadian corporate office and two paper mills in Wisconsin – in Nekoosa and Rothschild – that employ nearly 900 people.  At that meeting with Senior Vice President of Corporate Development Patrick Loulou and other top executives, Governor Walker learned more about the company’s current Wisconsin operations and future business plans.

“We enjoyed hosting Governor Walker and his team,” Loulou said.  “The meeting provided us with the opportunity to showcase Domtar, specifically our Rothschild and Nekoosa mills, to him and discuss items of importance to our business.”

The meetings are part of Governor Walker’s business development mission to Canada that wraps up on Wednesday.  The mission is focused on encouraging Canadian companies to consider establishing operations in Wisconsin or increasing their presence in the state. Joining Governor Walker on the trip are Katy Sinnott, vice president of International Business Development for WEDC, and Kristie Pulvermacher, WEDC’s business attraction and foreign direct investment manager.

Green Bay Structure Fire 6-5-15

From: Battalion Chief: Steve Sellin

Incident Date:  6/5/2015                                                                    

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 24** Hampton Ave.

Incident Time:  12:23

Incident Description: Fire in the bedroom of a one story single family home. Fire contained to the bedroom. Two occupants escaped without injury.

Cause of Fire:  Candles ignited nearby combustibles

Origin of Fire:  Nightstand in bedroom

Estimated Dollar Loss: $17,000

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: 3 



Additional Information:  Use caution when burning candles and do not leave them unattended

Clintonville Fire 6-1-15

Clintonville Fire Department was paged to North Main Street and 14th Street Monday Afternoon for a possible house fire the house was reported as filled with smoke. Assistance from Embarrass and Marion Fire Departments Clintonville Ambulance was also called to stand by. No other information available.  WGWI-PUBLICATIONS Reporter Timothy Zilch was at the scene.


Pictures from the scene by: Timothy Zilch