Wausau Missing Boater 6-15-17

Written & Photo’s By: Wayne Gauger

A family was out tubing A young boy inner-tubing behind the boat went under the water and that prompted the sister and man, who is their step-father to try to find him in the water. The man was able to get the boy back in the boat, but he then went under. The kids and their mother along with two dogs made it back to shore. First responders were paged to the river near Memorial Park in Wausau around 2 p.m. Thursday. Marathon County Dive Team was also brought in. current wind conditions are making it dangerous for the search. It’s challenging for the dive team under the water, but they are using sonar equipment. A helicopter was paged at the beginning of the search, but was called off due to windy conditions, it is also why a drone was not used in the search. The Seatch was called off at 9:15PM Thursday. Search crews will be back out Friday morning at 7AM. WGWI-PUBLICATIONS will follow this situation and bring you any updates on our Facebook Page Search WGWI-PUBLICATIONS.


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


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.

Clintonville – Structure Fire Final Official Press Release 11-23-16

From: Clintonville Fire Department Chief Shane Krueger

November 23, 2016

To Media Outlets:

On November 23, 2016 at 2:09AM, the Clintonville Fire Department along with Clintonville Area Ambulance and Clintonville Police were dispatched to 46 South Main Street in the City of Clintonville for a report of a structure fire at that location.

The Clintonville Fire Department was assisted by Fire Departments from Marion, Manawa, Bear Creek, Pella and Embarrass.  The nature of the building configuration, structural age and adjacent buildings along with extensive fire in the upper level of the building made the fire difficult to combat with crews remaining on scene until 4:00PM.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office and Building Inspector was summoned to assist in the investigation.  It was determined that the  Fire was accidental in nature and the origin of the fire was in the floor structure between the China King Restaurant and the apartments located above the business that housed a family of 5 all of whom were able to escape without injury.  Red Cross is currently assisting the displaced family.  

Due to structural safety concerns of the building impacted by the fire, the adjoining business Schultz’s Blue Bird Café shall remain closed until further notice.

Clintonville – **UPDATE** Structure Fire 11-23-16

Here is what we have learned from the Structure Fire Downtown Clintonville at the China King.

5 people living upstairs are safe.  Fire officials have said the building is a total loss. No known injuries were reported.


Update From The Scene Just Before 9am Photo’s By: Timothy Zilch

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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.