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.