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Update on Friday night apartment fire on Braatz Drive in Kewaskum. By Tom Bishop

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Feb. 11, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – On February 10, 2017 at approximately 7:36 p.m., the Kewaskum Fire Department was dispatched to a fire located in the bedroom of 222 Braatz Drive Apt. No. 7. Kewaskum Police along with a member of the Kewaskum Fire Department arrived on scene and initially attempted to stop the spread of the fire by using fire extinguishers; however they were unsuccessful.

The building sustained substantial fire and water damage to all of the eight units in the building. All residents were safely evacuated and have been in contact with the Red Cross.

One Kewaskum Fire Fighter suffered a series medical condition on scene and was transported to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Another Kewaskum Fire Fighter was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.

The Kewaskum Fire Department was assisted by the following departments: West Bend Fire Department, Campbellsport Fire Department, Kohlsville Fire Department, Fillmore Fire Department, Newburg Fire Department, Boltonville Fire Department.

The Kewaskum Police Department requested a fire investigator from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the nature and cause of the fire. The fire is still under investigation.


–Thomas F Bishop, Chief of Police

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