Multiple Grass Fires Wednesday in Door County

There was a fire call in the Town of Gardner Wednesday afternoon. Just after 1:30pm, a call came in from a property owner who said his controlled brush fire had grown beyond his fire-pit area and was beyond control. Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Chief Curt Vandertie reports that the first firefighter on scene confirmed the grass fire and said it was now moving through a wooded area. … Continue reading

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Fire at Mr. G’s Supper Club Sunday

Highway 57 was closed off Sunday afternoon as firefighters responded to a fire call at Mr. G’s Supper Club in the Town of Jacksonport. The call came in shortly after 12 noon for smoke and flames visible on the upstairs home above the supper club. Jacksonport Fire Chief Nathan LeClair reports it was a passerby who called it in… Being a structure fire, a MABAS … Continue reading

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Large House Fire In Carlsville Sunday

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 … Continue reading

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Benefit Concert for Butch’s Bar Wednesday Night

It was 3 weeks ago when Sturgeon Bay’s Butch’s Bar had a devastating fire which claimed the lives of 2 upstairs tenants while others were displaced in addition to losing most or all of their possessions. Butch’s was also the location for a regular Wednesday night open mic jam session for local musicians. One such musician, Chris Bishop, shared with us how he quickly wanted … Continue reading

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SBPD Announces Arrest From Butch’s Bar Fire

Shortly after 12:00 noon Friday, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department announced the arrest of a man associated with the Tuesday morning fire at Butch’s Bar that claimed the lives of two men and and sent another to a Milwaukee burn center. 57 year-old Anthony Gonzalez, who was a tenant living upstairs of Butch’s, was taken into custody Thursday without incident and transported to the Door … Continue reading

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Second Body Found in Rubble of Butch’s Bar

At 4:30 Thursday afternoon, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department announced that the body of a 2nd deceased male was recovered from the rubble of the Tuesday morning’s fire at Butch’s Bar. The remains are being transported to Madison for identification. The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the names of the 2 deceased males once positive ID Has been made and all next of … Continue reading

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Fire at Phill-Mart in Sturgeon Bay Tuesday

A fire call came in early Tuesday morning from the Phill-Mart Mobil station on Sturgeon Bay’s Egg Harbor Road. An adjacent occupant from the same building reported seeing smoke on the security camera and made the call just after 5AM. Sturgeon Bay Assistant Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo says the department arrived within minutes to find heavy smoke within the building. The fire appeared to be … Continue reading

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B-U-G Fire Dep. Puts Out 3 Brush Fires

Curt Vandertie, Fire Chief at the Rrussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department, recently informed us that they had to extinguish three fires in two days due to dry conditions and some carelessness. First, Sunday afternoon there was a brushfire just off County Highway “XC” in the town of Brussels which was caused by someone being careless with a cigarette. Then a few hours later they responded to another … Continue reading

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71 Year Old Man Found Dead After House Fire

The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department has identified the body of a 71 year old man discovered after a structure fire Friday in the Town of Franklin. The body of Stephen Voelker was discovered after crews battled a house fire early Friday morning. Deparments from Tisch Mills, Carlton, & Denmark all responded to the scene, and fire investigators from the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice … Continue reading

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SBFD Responds to Lunch Hour Fire Call at Sonny’s

A malfunctioning exhaust fan apparently caused a fire Friday afternoon at Sonny’s Pizzeria at 43 Madison Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. Shortly after noon, the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department sent four vehicles and seven firefighters to the popular waterfront restaurant after flames were seen coming out of the chimney on the roof’s edge. During a search of the building’s attic, intense heat of about 500 degrees … Continue reading

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