Wednesday Fire in Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park

There was a fire call in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park Wednesday evening. Just after 6:00 pm, the call came in for smoke and flames coming from a rooftop chimney on the south end of the C & S Manufacturing building on Neenah Ave, that call coming from a few Hatco employees next door who noticed the fire. Sturgeon Bay Assistant Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo … Continue reading

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Two Sturgeon Bay Firefighters Win Life-Saving Award

There was a special presentation Tuesday afternoon at Sturgeon Bay’s City Hall. Two of the city’s firefighters, Brian Hanson and Anthony Moore, were honored for their brave life-saving efforts in their response to the late February structure fire at Butch’s Bar. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman addressed the assembled crowd of fellow firefighters and family members describing the department’s Life-Saving Award and the event … Continue reading

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1st Great Lakes Regional Marine Firefighting Conference in Sturgeon Bay

This week there has been a 3-day conference and training happening here in Sturgeon Bay titled the “Great Lakes Regional Marine Firefighting Conference”, the first conference of its kind on the Great Lakes. Present were representatives from various port city fire departments from around the Great Lakes, as well as Coast Guard representatives from all 4 sectors of the Great Lakes. Attendees shared information, experiences, … 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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Update on Butch’s Fire Investigation

We have an update on the investigation site after Tuesday morning’s fire at Butch’s bar in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Yesterday afternoon, while public safety crews and investigators were working at the site, a drone was directly above them and halted their recovery efforts prompting a call to the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. At that time, the FAA issued a 1-mile radius temporary flight restriction for … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning Fire at Butch’s Bar, Sturgeon Bay

There was a devastating fire in downtown Sturgeon Bay this morning and emergency response crews are still on scene assessing the incident. The call came in at 3:40 am of a fire at Butch’s Bar (112 S. 3rd Ave), a fully-involved structure fire. On the scene were all 9 mainland fire departments, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department, and Door County EMS . The fire appears … Continue reading

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Algoma Man Rescued from Lake Michigan Rocky Shoreline Near Cave Point

There was a shoreline rescue call at Lake Michigan a short ways north of Cave Point Sunday evening. Shortly after 8:00 pm, a call came in regarding a man who had fallen off a cliff into the rocks and lake below. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman reports that they called for mutual aid from the Jacksonport Fire Department who responded with their rescue boat. … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes Huge Red Oak in Sturgeon Bay

If you were anywhere near Sturgeon Bay early Saturday morning, you might’ve been woken up by a huge thunderclap and bright lightning at almost exactly 2:00 am. As it turned out, lightning had struck a very large old red oak tree next to the house at 234 Nautical Drive near the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Sharon Kroes lives in the house and shares her story….. … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Fire Calls

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department has been kept rather busy in the last 4 days. On Saturday, they were paged at 4:30 am for smoke in the basement of a multi-unit home at 107 Pine Street. Smoke alarms were going off and all tenants had evacuated the house. Fire Chief Tim Dietman reports that they sent 2 engines and 4 personnel to respond and they … Continue reading

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Death at Cave Point County Park Under Investigation

Saturday afternoon, shortly after 2:30, the Door County Sheriff’s Office was called for an incident at Cave Point County Park. It was reported that a 35 year-old male was swimming in Lake Michigan and while climbing out of the water he collapsed and fell back into the lake. Numerous bystanders then helped pull him from the water and attempted to revive the man. Emergency response … Continue reading

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