There was a large house fire near Carlsville Sunday morning. Egg Harbor Fire Chief Justin MacDonald reports that the fire call came in just before 10:00AM for a grass fire on Windsong Bluff Road, just off of Reynolds Road. The grass fire quickly spread to the side of a nearby house and lit the siding on fire. The Egg Harbor Fire Department first arrived at 10:10 to see flames coming from the second story of the 2,400 square-foot 2-story home. A “MABAS” call went out to all mainland Door County fire deparments, and a 3rd level “MABAS” alarm went out for assistance from the deparments of Algoma, Kewaunee, New Franken, and Denmark. Also on scene were door county E.M.S., The sheriff’s department, and the highway department.
The home was at the end of a long narrow driveway, and the first truck up the driveway had a ladder apparatus so they could attack the fire from above. The response utilized 2 fill-sites, the first at the Carlsville station and the second at Tractor Supply Company. Fire Chief MacDonald reports they used approximately 100,000 gallons of water and 100 gallons of foam to extinguish the blaze. The fire was under control by 12:10 when they then began extensive overhaul, making sure there were no hot-spots left.
Reynolds Road was blocked off from Townline Road to W. Carlsville Road during the response. There were no injuries, but in the end the home was a total loss. The fire originated with a burn barrel. The flames spread to some dry nearby grass, and then to the house. This fire call also involved the first action call the Door County “MABAS” incident response team. The home belonged to an Illinois family who were preparing to return to Illinois when the fire broke out. Again, there were no injuries, and all units cleared the scene by 3:25 Sunday afternoon.