Fire Sunday Afternoon in Ephraim

The Ephraim Fire Department was paged out Sunday afternoon to the report of a structure fire at a home at 10046 Norway Street in the village. The call came in shortly after noon and the first firefighters were on the scene in three minutes. They found smoke and fire in the rear of the building owned by Kathy Kirkland. Ephraim Fire Chief Justin MacDonald says an aggressive interior fire attack brought the blaze under control quickly. MacDonald says about 1,000 gallons of water and five gallons of foam were needed to knock the fire down. Seven cats were rescued from the home. CPR was administered to one of the animals, which was revived, and all of the cats were given oxygen by way of a pet oxygen mask, then taken to the Northern Door Pet Clinic for observation. Chief MacDonald says the cause of the blaze is still under investigation and no damage estimate is available at this time. A standard mutual aid request brought in crews and equipment from the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove, Baileys Harbor, Gibraltar, Jacksonport, Egg Harbor, and, Sturgeon Bay fire departments. In addition, Northern Door and Baileys Harbor First Responders, three crews from Door County Emergency Services, Wisconsin Public Service, and, the American Red Cross responded to the fire call. All units cleared the scene at 3:22PM Sunday.

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