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Cause of fires in Kewaskum determined

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April 30, 2018 – Kewaskum, WI – More details on house fires in Kewaskum will be released later this week but authorities have determined what sparked the fire.

According to authorities speaking directly to WashingtonCountyInsider.com, oily rags from deck staining were stored in a container in the sun.  The deck was on south side of the home at the initial home that caught fire on Odawa Circle in Kewaskum.

It has also been determined the Jefferson Street fire was a flaring ember from the original fire scene a couple blocks away.

No injuries were reported however there was a high school student at home at the time and they got out OK thanks to assistance of Kewaskum Police.  Dogs also escaped safe from the home.

Photo courtesy Property Restoration Professionals

No injuries were reported among residents or firefighters.  Click HERE for more stories and photos on today’s fires including the early morning fire in the Town of Barton.

Additional photos courtesy a friend of Roger Strack


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