Fire in Egg Harbor Sunday Night

There was a structure fire in the Egg Harbor area late Sunday night. Shortly after 11PM, the call came from a home on Chateau Drive. Egg Harbor Fire Chief Justin MacDonald credits a smoke detector for waking the homeowner and alerting him of the problem…

His department sent 1 engine, 1 truck, 2 tenders, 1 squad, and a command vehicle with 11 firefighters to the scene. When they arrived they found heavy fire coming from around the chimney area with visible flames extending up the outside of the home. A MABAS call went out for assistance from the fire departments of Sturgeon Bay, Jacksonport, Gibraltar, Ephraim, Baileys Harbor, and Sister Bay/Liberty Grove. Also on scene were Door County EMS, the Door County Sheriff’s Department, and Wisconsin Public Service. Fire Chief MacDonald details their approach to the fire…

They were able to knock down the majority of the fire within 10 minutes using approximately 300 gallons of water. An extensive overhaul commenced to make sure there were no hot spots in the rest of the structure. The fire damage was estimated at approximately $50,000, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. There were no injuries reported, and all responders were able to clear the scene in just under 2 ½ hours. Fire Chief MacDonald says with daylight savings time being a good reminder to test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, this incident serves as evidence regarding the importance of these detectors.

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