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One person injured after gas tank catches fire inside auto repair in Kewaskum, WI

June 14, 2022 – Kewaskum, WI – One person was injured following a fire at Mike’s Automotive, 1245 Fond Du Lac Ave, Kewaskum, WI.

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According to Kewaskum Fire Chief Mark Groeschel the fire started in the auto repair shop as mechanics were drilling a hole in a gas tank, some gas was spilled and started on fire.

The fire call came in just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

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Five fire departments responded including Kewaskum, West Bend, Boltonville, Newburg and Kohlsville.

“There was some damage to the roof of the structure, the ceiling and a vehicle was damaged,” Groeschel said.

Fire started inside the repair shop as auto techs drilled a hole in a gas tank

One person was transported to the hospital; he suffered burns on his hands.

“The quick thinking of Mike Dickmann, the owner, and a couple guys from Brodzy’s Auto across the street knocked most of the fire out before fire crews arrived,” said Groeschel.

No damage estimate is available.

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

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