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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Sturgeon Bay Fire Inspector Position Approved

In an effort to meet the challenge of re-inspections and followup inspections, the Sturgeon Bay City Council approved the request of the fire department to create a part-time fire inspector/fire prevention position. Earlier this year, the department was audited by Wisconsin Safety and Professional Services and one area listed for attention had to do with followup inspections. Its anticipated that the department will be completing … Continue reading

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SBFD Called to Jail After Sprinkler System Activates

There was a bit of a mess, but a sprinkler system in the kitchen at the Door County Jail worked as it was intended to Saturday morning. At about 9:50AM, the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was paged out and sent two trucks and four firefighters to the kitchen at the Justice Center at 1201 South Duluth Avenue after a fire was reported there. On the … Continue reading

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Firefighters Respond to Hay Fire

Sturgeon Bay firefighters were sent to a fire call at Wilson Road and South Neenah Avenue shortly before 9PM Wednesday evening. The first crews on the scene found a trailer carrying 64 large bails of hay on fire off the road. In all, seven units from Sturgeon Bay were joined by three from Southern Door for the fire fighting operation which also included close to … Continue reading

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SBFD Adds Two New Trucks

Two brand new fire trucks were delivered to the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department Monday. The vehicles will replace engines acquired by the department in 1997 and 2001. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says the replacement vehicles have advantages over the current models… Chief Dietman says the transition to the new fire trucks should not be a difficult one… The new fire engines were built by Ferrara … Continue reading

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Fire Chiefs Oppose Privatizing EMS in Door County

The Door County Fire Chiefs Association has issued a statement regarding recent discussions about privatizing emergency medical services in Door County. In a news release issued Wednesday, the organization which represents ten fire departments indicated that it does not support the concept. Acknowledging that the county has the right to consider terminating the current arrangement, the news release indicates that the fire chiefs strongly believe … Continue reading

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Barn Fire Wednesday at Schartner’s Farm Market

A fire Wednesday evening destroyed a large barn and all of its contents at Schartner’s Farm Market near Carlsville. The Egg Harbor Fire Department was sent to the farm at 6476 Highway 42 at 6:20PM. The first units on the scene found the barn fully engulfed in flames and other structures nearby were imperiled. Mutual aid was called in and personnel from eight departments joined … Continue reading

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