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Over $1 million in damage following fire at Kreilkamp Trucking | By Lt. Hope Demler

February 13, 2021 – Town of Addison, WI – On Friday, February 12, 2021, at 5:02 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a semi-tractor engine compartment on fire inside a large pole shed at Kreilkamp Trucking, 6487 STH 175 in the Town of Addison.

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Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Allenton Fire Department responded to the scene.

The caller stated he attempted to extinguish the engine compartment fire, however the fire grew rapidly. The caller stated he exited the pole shed and closed all the doors in attempt to remove the oxygen source. There was nobody else inside the structure.

The shed is a 300ft X 100ft pole shed type building used for store bulk products and semi- tractors. Inside the pole shed at the time of the fire were 3 semi- tractors, corn seed, cotton and wood shaving.

Fire personnel arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. The fire was contained to the large pole shed. The pole shed and all its contents were a total loss.

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Photo courtesy Greg Staiduhar

Estimated structure damage is approximately $1,000,000 not including the contents.   Per the Allenton Fire Chief, the origin and cause of the fire is believed to be in the engine compartment of one of the semi- tractors.

Personnel from the following fire departments responded: Allenton, St. Lawrence, West Bend, Iron Ridge, Mayville, Hartford, Kewaskum, Slinger, Kohlsville, Theresa, Knowles, and Lomira. WE Energies assisted on scene.

No fire or police personnel were injured.

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