From Green Bay Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Wiegert
Incident Date: 12/4/2016
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Incident Address: 33xx Nautical Ave. Green Bay WI 54311
Incident Time: 8:54 PM
Incident Description: Fire in a one story, ranch style single family home.
Cause of Fire: Spread from metal fireplace chimney.
Origin of Fire: Attic above main floor living room.
Estimated Dollar Loss: $80,000
Injuries: No injuries
Number of People Displaced: 3
Additional Information: GBMFD crews were dispatched at 8:54 PM tonight for the report of a fire around a chimney at 33xx Nautical Ave. on Green Bay’s far East side. Upon arrival of Fire Department units, heavy smoke and some fire was showing through the roof of a one story, single family residence . All residents had evacuated the building before Fire Department arrival. Crews entered the structure and found a well involved attic fire. The fire was knocked down in less than 10 minutes. Crews remained on scene for approximately 3 hours to complete extensive overhaul operations to complete extinguishment and salvage property. No injuries were reported. Loss is estimated at $80,000. Assisting on scene were Green Bay Police and Public Works with traffic control and WPS for utility control. The Red Cross was assisting the occupants. GBMFD would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to have your chimneys and fireplaces cleaned and inspected by a professional regularly.