Marathon County Landfill Fire 7-30-17

Crews were fighting a fire at the Marathon County Landfill in the Town of Ringle Sunday Early Evening. They were actively fighting a fire in the landfill itself.


Wittenburg, City of Wausau Tender (Tanker), Birnamwood, Maine, Edgar, Kronenwettter, Ringle, Easton, SAFER and Hatley fire departments responded to the call. Salvation Army was also on scene assisting with Water for the emergency personnel.


Chris Kielman Ringle Fire Chief tells reporters the fire department has responded multiple times to the landfill nothing recently. Chief Kielman says when units arrived on scene the fire was approx. 100 x 100. No injuries were reported. Chief Kielman says crews will be on scene for several more hours making sure of no flair ups.


Marathon County Solid Waste Department Director Meleesa Johnson says No cause will be determined speculation is Hot Coals from the grill or Cell Phone Batteries, Johnson says just because your phone battery is not able to power your cell phones but “JUICE” is still enough to get HOT from the sun and start a fire. Johnson has her crews spreading trash away as fire fighters spray the area down with water. Johnson says no equipment was damaged. Lastly Johnson wants to Thank Everyone Who called into report the smoke because with out them it could have been a lot worse not only to the landfill but the neighboring area.





Wausau Fire Department Live Burn Training 7-17-17

Wausau Fire Department and SAFER conducted a Live Structure Fire Training Monday. The property is located at 120 S. 14th Ave. in Wausau near John Muir.

Battalion Chief Paul Czarapata with the Wausau Fire Department said the departments are training their newest recruits, explorers and we’re working with our neighboring fire district SAFER to work together on a combined basis.

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Green Bay – Garage Fire 10-2-16

FROM: Green Bay Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Wiegert

Incident Date: 10/2/2016

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 4xx Memory Ct. Allouez WI

Incident Time: 1:12 PM

Incident Description: Fire in a one story, single family residence

Cause of Fire: Under Investigation by Fire Marshal’s office

Origin of Fire: Rear wall of a garage

Estimated Dollar Loss: $5,000

Injuries: No injuries reported

Number of People Displaced: 2

Additional Information: GBMFD units were dispatched to 4xx Memory Ct. in the Village of Allouez for the report of a garage on fire. First units arrived in approximately 3 minutes. They found moderate smoke from the attached 2 stall garage and a neighbor applying water to the area with a garden hose. Crews stretched an attack line and had the fire extinguished in less than 5 minutes. Damage was limited to the rear of the garage. Brown County Sheriff’s Department and WPS assisted on the scene. American Red Cross was assisting the occupants.

Green Bay Large Grass Fire

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department is working to put out a large grass fire near the Ken Euers Nature Area in Brown County.

The fire is on the north end of Military Avenue and north of I-43 near the bay.

The area is mostly a park and wildlife sanctuary with some industrial businesses. No homes are affected.

Anyone stopping on I-43 to watch the fire is subject to being cited by the Wisconsin State Patrol.




Manawa Milk House Fire


Monday Afternoon Manawa Fire Department Was Paged For A Reported Milk House On Fire At N6534 County O Township Little Wolf Cross Road County N. Manawa Fire Chief Rob Rosenau Was Notified That Flames Were “Shooting” From The Milk House And Flames Were Visible He Then Called For A Working Still Alarm Clintonville, Marion And Bear Creek Fire Departments Assisted. Manawa Ambulance Was Also Called For Stand By. Units Were Beginning To Be Released From The Scene After An Hour. No Injuries Were Reported.




UPDATE: Grand Chute Fire at Valley Truck Leasing

After a fire caused about $800,000 worth of damage to its fleet on Saturday night, Valley Truck Leasing is looking toward the future.

Owners JJ Toppins and Mark Arft lost nine semi-trucks, a passenger vehicle and two trailers in the blaze, but Toppins said the damage could have been much worse.

The company owns trucks fueled by compressed natural gas that just missed the flames, as well as a few trailers containing highly combustible fluids.

“It could have been disastrous,” Toppins said.

Initial reports said the fire started at Fox Valley Truck, 5668 Neubert Road, which is a separate business located on the same property, Toppins said. Fox Valley Truck fixes, repairs and sells vehicles, and Valley Truck Leasing rents and leases them.

The Grand Chute Fire Department responded to the scene around 6:40 p.m. Saturday. The Appleton Fire Department was called to assist. It took firefighters about four hours to put out the blaze and secure the area.

The fire released about 900 gallons of fuel onto the grounds, which the Grand Chute Fire Department Hazardous Waste Team, the state Department of Natural Resources and Clean Harbors are cleaning up.

Despite the recovery efforts, both business are open.

Valley Truck Leasing will purchase equipment to replace what was lost. In the meantime, the company will use semi-trucks from its other four locations to meet customers’ needs, Toppins said.

“We’re still going strong. The doors are open,” Toppins said. “It’s a minor hiccup in life and we’re very fortunate and thankful for our customers.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and could take six weeks to determine, according to fire officials.

Toppins thanked the firefighters, police officers and everyone who has contacted the businesses since the fire.

“People reaching out to us today and yesterday is unbelievable. It makes it nice to live in a community like this,” he said.

Breaking News: Clintonville House Fire 12-9-14

**UPDATE** From Clintonville Fire Chief ‎Shane Krueger:  Cause is still under investigation but would appear to be electrical in nature with extent of damage contained to to the kitchen of the home.


Clintonville Fire Department was paged at 5:00 AM to 15 East 14th Street for a reported house fire.  Fire was contained to the kitchen of the home. Clintonville Ambulance and Clintonville Police assisted at the scene. No injuries were reported.