Sturgeon Bay Adds Ice & Water Squad

In a recent conversation with Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo, she informed us about a new rescue vehicle which will be jointly used by both the fire and police departments. This new apparatus which they are calling the “Ice & Water Squad,” will soon be replacing an older vehicle which is not as well-suited for the job. Montevideo says it will take a few … Continue reading

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Electrical Fire Closes Sturgeon Bay Dairy Queen

There was a fire call at the Sturgeon Bay Dairy Queen Tuesday afternoon. Just before 12:30PM, the employees there reported electrical arcing, flames, and smoke around the circuit breaker electrical box, and one employee used a hand-held fire extinguisher before calling 911. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo explains… Fire Chief Montevideo reports that besides she and her command vehicle, as well as 2 trucks … Continue reading

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Dryer Fire in Sturgeon Bay Laundromat Saturday

There was a fire call Saturday evening at Sturgeon Bay’s Maytag Laundromat behind the Spectrum building on Egg Harbor Road. At about 6:40PM, multiple calls came in for smoke coming from the laundromat. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo reports her department sent 2 engines with 4 firefighters to the scene, and she also arrived in her command vehicle. It was learned that the contents … Continue reading

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House Fire Saturday on Washington Island

There was a house fire on Washington Island early Saturday morning. The call came in shortly after 1:15AM for a structure fire on Town Line Road, just east of Deer Lane Road. Being a structure fire, an automatic MABAS call went out to the fire departments of mainland northern Door County. Washington Island Fire Chief Pete Nehlsen reports the home’s one occupant had escaped the … Continue reading

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Boat Fire in Sturgeon Bay Sunday Morning

An emergency call was made for a boat fire in Sturgeon Bay Sunday morning. At about 11:30AM, the call came in detailing an engine fire on an inboard engine of an 18-foot boot in the chanel downtown between Sonny’s and Stone Harbor Resort. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo explains how an Ephraim firefighter happened to be passing by in a different boat and he … Continue reading

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Egg Harbor Fire Department Acquires Multi-Purpose Drone

A number of years ago the Egg Harbor Fire Department started entertaining the idea of getting a drone to assist with their efforts. Thanks to some more recent donations to this cause, they have now acquired a high-quality drone with numerous capabilities. Fire Chief Justin MacDonald explains how no tax dollars were used in the purchase of this new rescue and firefighting tool… This specialized … Continue reading

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Fire Late Wednesday Night in Ephraim

There was a house fire late Wednesday night in north Ephraim. The call came in at 11:55PM from a home on the north side of Shannon Square Court, just off Highway 42. The response included 26 firefighters from every mainland fire department from Sturgeon Bay north, the Door County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Public Service, &, Door County EMS. Ephraim Fire Chief Justin MacDonald explains the … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Junior Firefighter Program Receives Grant

The Kewaunee County Junior Firefighter Program was recently awarded a grant for over $24,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. This was one of four grants given out to youth firefighter training programs introducing high school students to opportunities in the fire service. The program is a partnership between the school districts of Luxemburg-Casco, Algoma, Denmark, and Kewaunee, and 8 area fire … Continue reading

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Fire Danger Remains High in Northeast Wisconsin

The Wisconsin DNR Currently has most of the state under high alert for fire danger. Currently, there are 11 counties in north central Wisconsin at a moderate fire danger level, while the entire rest of the state, including Door, Kewaunee, Brown, Oconto, and Marinette Counties are all listed at a high fire danger level due to dry conditions. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo says … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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