Town of Sheboygan house catches fire Christmas Eve
December 24, 2015
SHEBOYGAN — The Town of Sheboygan Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire on Thursday, December 24th. The initial report was received as flames visible in the garage at W2069 Woodland Road.
The first arriving firefighter conducted a 360 degree scene survey with a fully engulfed garage fire on a two story wood structure. The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated for box card 21-1-1. A special request was made for assistance from the City of Sheboygan Fire Department. At 5:03 AM, the first due engine made an aggressive defensive attack. Strong winds hampered firefighting efforts throughout the morning.
At 6:40 AM, the MABAS card was struck and the fire was under control. The structure was assessed at $254,200 and was considered a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. One firefighter suffered a knee injury during the incident and was transported to a local hospital. There were no recorded injuries to the occupants or their pets.
Over 50 firefighters were on scene throughout much of the morning. The Town of Sheboygan Fire Department was assisted by fire departments from the City of Sheboygan, Kohler, Haven, Howards Grove, Town of Wilson and Town of Sheboygan Falls. Orange Cross Ambulance, Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, Sheboygan County Fire Investigation Unit and the American Red Cross also responded to the scene.