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VIDEO | Fire in Town of Polk remains under investigation as Wood Products company says “Thanks” | Photo by Niki Danielson

May 24, 2023 – Slinger, Wi – Just three days after an enormous fire chewed through a tower of mulch, stretched local resources and made headlines across the state a note of “thanks” is being issued by the company at the site of the fire at 3247 Sherman Way.


Photo courtesy Niki Danielson

Below is the initial story that ran Sunday, May 21, 2023.

UPDATE – Emergency management is asking for a strike force of five tankers from Ozaukee County.

Slinger Fire 8 departments


Click HERE to see DOT camera footage of the fire from I41

The call came in just before 8 p.m. Assisting are Jackson, Hartford, Richfield, St. Lawrence, Allenton, Germantown, and West Bend.  Lifestar has also responded, and the Washington County Sheriff has been called to the scene.

At 5 alarms, nine additional tankers have been requested. Tankers are being brought in from as far north as Lomira and as far south as Lake Country.

West Bend responding plus four other departments out of Waukesha.  The Washington County Sheriff’s fire investigator has been requested.

Also responding Kohlsville, Menomonee Falls, Kewaskum, Boltonville, and Fillmore.

The fire is reportedly spreading into the marsh and can be seen off I41 south of Sherman Road.

This is a working story, and more information will be posted when details are available.

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