Sunday Snowmobile Fire in Town of Union

A call came in for a snowmobile on fire in the Town of Union late Sunday morning. Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Chief Curt Vandertie reports they sent 3 units and 14 firefighters to the location just off the snowmobile trail near 571 Sand Hill Road. Fire Chief Vandertie details their response….. The BUG Fire Department used just less than 50 gallons to extinguish the fire, and the … Continue reading

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Saturday Ice Rescue Near Town of Gardner

A call was made for a possible ice rescue Saturday afternoon on the bay of Green Bay in the Town of Gardner. Just before 2:30 pm, offshore from about a half-mile south of Sugar Creek County Park, a 58 year-old Kewaunee man and his ATV went through the ice while he was towing a non-functioning ATV carrying a Brussels man. The Brussels man and his … Continue reading

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BUG Fire Department Awarded Grant

Last January, BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie and Captain Pat O’hern began the application process for a grant from FEMA Assistance to Firefighters. It was announced Monday that the BUG Fire Department has now been awarded this grant in the amount of almost $199.000. This grant will be used to replace all the department’s self-contained breathing apparatus commonly known as “air packs”. The department’s air … Continue reading

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Thursday Night House Fire in Brussels

There was a substantial house fire in Brussels Thursday evening. At about 8:00 pm at 9705 School Road, just across the street from Rouer’s Bar & Restaurant, the homeowner had just gotten home and entered the rear entrance when he was met with heavy black smoke so he called 9-1-1. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie reports that when his department arrived smoke and flames were … Continue reading

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Sunday Brush Fire in Town of Union

There was a brush fire in a wooded area in the Town of Union Sunday afternoon. The call came in for an area of dry grass burning in the woods near 1204 Pit Road, shortly after 12:00 noon. The Door County Sheriff’s Department were first on the scene confirming the active fire and assessing the situation. BUG Department Fire Chief Curt Vandertie reports his crew … Continue reading

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