Feb., 26, 2018 – Kewaskum, WI – On Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at approximately 7:15 a.m., a passerby notified an on-duty Village of Kewaskum police officer of a possible fire at a new home under construction located in the 3500 block of E. Moraine Drive in the Town of Kewaskum.
Deputies and Kewaskum Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival the Kewaskum police officer confirmed the structure had burned down, and noted only a small amount of fire remained. Shortly after arriving, Kewaskum Fire Department personnel quickly extinguished the remaining hot spots.
The home was actively under construction and was not occupied.
Several portable propane construction heaters were being used inside to assist in curing concrete. It appears the fire started sometime during the early morning hours, and quickly spread throughout the structure by the high winds.
The structure is valued at $250,000 and is considered a total loss.
An official cause for the fire has yet to be determined and the matter remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
AUTHORITY: Lt. Robert Stuesser