Green Bay – Structure Fire 2-2-17

From Green Bay Metro Fire Department:  Battalion Chief Robert Wiegert & Battalion Chief Ryan Gibbons

Incident Details

Incident Date: 2/2/2017
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Incident Address: 1222 S. Quincy Street
Incident Time: 11:17am
Incident Description: 2 story wood frame single family residence
Cause of Fire: Heating source to close to combustibles
Origin of Fire: Outside foundation area
Estimated Dollar Loss: $15,000
Injuries: 0
Number of People Displaced: 0

Additional Information: Crews were dispatched for a structure fire. Crews arrived on scene in 6 minutes and found flames on the exterior of the home. Units quickly extinguished the outside flames. A search of the home was done along with checking for fire extension into the walls of the home. Damage was limited to the exterior of the home with smoke damage throughout the home. The situation was mitigated by initial assignment crews. GBMFD was assisted by GBPD, Green Bay DPW, WPS.

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Green Bay – Structure Fire 12-4-16

From Green Bay Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Wiegert

Incident Details

 

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.

Green Bay – Carbon Monoxide Incident 11-30-16

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From: Green Bay Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Wiegert

Incident Details

 

Incident Date:  11/30/2016                                                                

Incident Type: Carbon Monoxide Incident

Incident Address: 2437 Deer Trail

Incident Time:  01:56

Incident Description: High levels of carbon monoxide in a single family residence

Cause of Fire: Under Investigation 

Origin of Fire:  Unknown

Estimated Dollar Loss: 0

Injuries: 3 residents being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

Number of People Displaced: 5 temporarily 

 

 

Additional Information:  GBMFD crews were dispatched at 1:56 AM this morning to 2437 Deer Trail for a sick child. Upon entering the residence and beginning assessment of the patient, a Carbon Monoxide monitor attached to the crews EMS gear bag began to alarm. Upon investigation crews found extremely high levels in excess of 1000 ppm of carbon monoxide in the home. A second child in the home was also found to be unconscious. The home was evacuated and the patients rapidly transported to ABMC for treatment. In all three people were treated for elevated levels of carbon monoxide, two of which were transferred to an Appleton hospital for additional treatment in a hyperbaric chamber. The home was ventilated and the investigation into the cause of the elevated levels of carbon monoxide is under investigation. A carbon monoxide alarm in the home was found to inoperable and well past its expiration date. GBMFD crews were assisted on the scene by personnel from the GBPD and WPS. GBMFD would like to remind everyone to test their co and smoke alarms regularly and recommend having a co monitor on each level of your home.

Green Bay Metro Fire Department – Holiday Wreath Program Aims to Prevent Fires

News Release

From: Lt. Cody Johnson
Public Information
Green Bay Fire Department

Holiday Wreath Program Aims to Prevent Fires

Green Bay, WI, November 22, 2016– The Green Bay Metro Fire Department in a joint effort with the Green Bay International Association of Fire Fighters Local – 141, will be hanging Christmas wreaths on all fire stations. These wreaths are a part of a public awareness campaign that will last from Thanksgiving Day through January 1, 2016. The wreaths will be initially lit with all green lights. For every residential fire that occurs during this holiday season, one light will be changed to red. This is not to celebrate residential fires but rather to educate everybody on fire safety. Every year we average from 10-17 fires during this time and careless cooking is usually the leading cause of these fires.

Every time you see a wreath on a Green Bay Metro Fire Station you will be reminded to have a safe holiday season. It is the Green Bay Metro Fire Department and the IAFF local -141’s mission to keep these wreaths lit with ALL green lights this holiday season.

We would like everybody to practice fire safety when it comes to everything associated with the Holidays. Never leaving candles unattended, keep a safe distance around portable and fixed heating units, pay close attention when cooking meals (Thanksgiving is the #1 day for cooking fires in the US), and keep your natural Christmas tree well watered.

Green Bay – Structure Fire 11-18-16

From: Green Bay Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Wiegert

Incident Details

 

Incident Date:  11/18/2016                                                                

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 4040 Church Rd Green Bay WI 54311

Incident Time:  20:49

Incident Description: Fire in a single story greenhouse.

Cause of Fire:  Probable spread from a wood burner

Origin of Fire:  Interior of the greenhouse

Estimated Dollar Loss: $10,000

Injuries: No injuries

Number of People Displaced: None 

 

 

Additional Information:  Crews from the Green Bay Metro Fire Department were dispatched at 8:49 PM to a reported structure fire at 4040 Church Rd. Dispatch advised the caller was reporting smoke and flames from a shed behind a barn. En route assistance was requested from the New Franken Fire Department for water supply. Upon arrival crews found a one story greenhouse type structure fully involved and endangering an adjacent barn. The fire was quickly knocked down with very limited damage to the adjacent barn. The structure was currently being used as an art studio and was a total loss. The Bellevue Fire Department also assisted on the scene and GBPD provided traffic control. Crew remained on scene for approximately two hours to complete extinguishment and overhaul. Damage is estimated at $10,000. No injuries were reported.

Green Bay – Structure Fire 11-11-16

From: Green Bay Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Wiegert

Incident Details

 

Incident Date:  11/11/2016                                                                

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 23xx Sycamore Dr. Green Bay WI

Incident Time:  10:19

Incident Description: Fire in a detached 4 stall garage at the Sycamores apartment complex

Cause of Fire:  Malfunction in a car under repair

Origin of Fire:  Vehicle in the detached garage

Estimated Dollar Loss: $70,000

Injuries: One civilian injured and transported to a local hospital

Number of People Displaced: 0 

 

 

Additional Information:  GBMFD crews were dispatched at 10:19 this morning to the report of a garage on fire at the Sycamores apartment complex on Sycamore drive in the City of Green Bay. Upon arrival crews found a fully involved, four stall detached garage. The majority of the fire was knocked down in approximately 10 minutes with crews remaining on scene for 3 hours to complete extinguishment, overhaul and investigation. Adjacent garages suffered melted siding from radiated heat. One male resident of the apartment complex was treated for burns and transported to a local hospital. Damage was estimated at $70,000.

Green Bay – Structure Fire 11-10-16

From: Green Bay Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Dave Kolz

Incident Details

 

Incident Date:  11/10/2016

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 8xx Gross Ave

Incident Time:  1:35 AM

Incident Description: Single story residence

Cause of Fire:  Wood burning fire place

Origin of Fire:  Exterior of home near chimney extending into the attic space and living room

Estimated Dollar Loss: $30,000

Injuries: 0

Number of People Displaced: 1 

 

 

Additional Information:  GBMFD units were dispatched to a structure fire and upon arrival found smoke and flames in the area of the exterior chimney with fire extending into attic and living room.  Crews quickly extinguished the exterior fire and had to cut holes into roof to extinguish the fire that had had spread into the attic space and living room  The GBMFD would like to remind all homeowners with the winter season coming upon us to have your chimney professionally cleaned and inspected.