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Firefighters from multiple Sheboygan County, Wisconsin fire departments responded to a 4-alarm apartment fire Wednesday in Sheboygan Falls.

Shortly after 11 AM on Wednesday, August 10th, City of Sheboygan Falls and Village of Kohler fire departments were originally dispatched to a structure fire at 1046 Happy Lane near Highway 32 around 11 AM. First responding police officers reported seeing thick black smoke coming from an apartment complex and later reported the second floor fully involved in fire.

Additional fire departments from; Town of Sheboygan Falls, Cedar Grove, Ada, Waldo, Town of Sheboygan, Johnsonville, Town of Wilson, and Cascade were called to assist in putting out the fire.

No injuries were reported. The eight unit apartment complex was destroyed. The heat index at the time of the fire was near 90.

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Firefighters from seven departments put out a large fire at Altitude Roofing in New Holstein, Wisconsin on Sunday, February 14th.

According to information from the New Holstein Police Department, police and firefighters were called to 2512 Harding Avenue at 8:37 AM for a report of smoke coming from the building.

Responding firefighters were able to see heavy smoke and the building was fully engulfed upon arrival. The fire was under control at approximately 10:20 AM

The New Holstein Fire Department was assisted by the Chilton, Kiel, Elkhart Lake, Hilbert, Potter, and Town of Calumet Fire Departments, the New Holstein First Responders, Gold Cross Ambulance, the New Holstein Police Department and the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department.

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A house fire in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin drew a massive emergency response, not only from fire departments but ambulances and medical helicopters from the region. 

At 9 PM on Tuesday, January 26th, the Sheboygan Falls Fire Department was dispatched to a possible house fire. When police officers arrived on scene, heavy smoke and flames were reported visible from the structure. Officers learned that as many as six children could be trapped inside the burning home.

Firefighters requested assistance from Kohler, Town of Sheboygan Falls, Haven, Town of Sheboygan, and Cedar Grove fire departments. While firefighters were searching for victims, they started locating children; at least one was hiding in a closet. Officials then requested a MABAS Life Safety Box Alarm to the second level. Ambulances from City of Sheboygan, Oostburg, Random Lake, Plymouth, Kiel, Port Washington, and Orange Cross Ambulance as well as medical helicopters from Flight for Life, ThedaStar, and as far away as Madison’s UW Med Flight.

Three children were taken to St. Nicholas Hospital where two were transferred by helicopter to a Milwaukee hospital. 

This was the second of two house fires in Sheboygan. Two hours earlier, a house fire broke out in the City of Sheboygan.

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The Sheboygan Fire Department battled a fast-moving house fire Tuesday, January 26th on the city’s south side.  

The fire was reported just before 7 PM at 1427 Indiana Avenue. When firefighters arrived on scene, they encountered heavy smoke from the house and located the fire on the “B” side of the home, just four feet from a neighboring home. The intense heat and smoke from the fire kept firefighters from fighting the fire from the inside, resulting in an exterior attack. Fire also broke through the roof. It took firefighters about four hours to control the fire.

Firefighters from the Kohler Fire Department and Town of Wilson Fire Department assisted at the scene. 

This was the first of two house fires in Sheboygan County. The second house fire was reported two hours later at 9 PM in Sheboygan Falls which turned fatal. 

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Firefighters from eight fire departments battled a 1-alarm fire at an auto shop in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

The Oostburg Fire Department responded to Carlton Automotive, located at 1318 Center Avenue in the Village of Oostburg, around 11:30 AM on Saturday, January 23rd for a report of an oil barrel on fire in the garage. By the time firefighters arrived on scene, the fire had spread to other parts of the shop. Firefighters reported heavy black smoke and flames showing. The fire went to a 1-alarm and seven additional fire departments were called to assist at the scene.

It took firefighters about an hour to control the blaze but still encountered flare ups for another 90 minutes. No injuries were reported.

Fire departments from Oostburg, Cedar Grove, Kohler, Waldo, Town of Wilson, Cascade, Haven, and Plymouth responded to the scene as well as Oostburg Ambulance and Town of Wilson First Responders.

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The Town of Sheboygan, Wisconsin Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire Thursday (Christmas Eve morning) at 4:51 AM at W2069 Woodland Road. A person reported seeing flames in the garage. When firefighters arrived on scene, they reported seeing the structure fully engulfed in flames.

The garage and attached house are a total loss. A mayday was called at the fire scene and a firefighter was taken from the scene to Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center for unknown injuries.

A second alarm was called and fire departments from City of Sheboygan, Town of Sheboygan Falls, City of Sheboygan Falls, Howards Grove, Kohler, Haven and Town of Wilson responded to the scene to assist the Town of Sheboygan Fire Department as well as Orange Cross Ambulance, the Sheboygan County Fire Investigation Unit and Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office.

Wind gusts were around 40 mph at the time of the fire.
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The Sheboygan Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire in an attached garage at 3309 Hickory Circle just before 5 PM. While firefighters were responding to the scene, police officers reported that the structure was fully engulfed and all occupants were out of the home. When firefighters arrived, the garage was fully engulfed and flames had already extended to the second story bedroom area.

The fire caused about $40,000 in damage to the structure and about $40,000 in damage to its contents. A family of seven was displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross according to the Sheboygan Fire Department.

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