House fire in Town of Hartford causes $200,000 damage

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A house fire in the Town of Hartford on Saturday evening, Feb. 13 at 6:19 p.m., caused about $2oo,000 in damage.

Washington County Sheriff’s were notified of the house fire in the 7600 block of Pond Road in the Town of Hartford.

The caller reported everybody was out of the residence and he was attempting to put the fire out. Deputies and firefighters from the Hartford Fire Department were dispatched to the scene.

Upon their arrival, emergency responders observed heavy smoke and flames emitting around the chimney and roof of the single family home. Assistance was requested from Slinger, St Lawrence, Allenton, Woodland, Neosho, Ashippun, Germantown, and Richfield Fire Departments.

Firefighters extinguished the fire on main floor kitchen and living room area of the house.  No residents or firefighters were injured as a result of the fire.

Pond Road between Taylor Road and just east of the residence was intermittently restricted for approximately 2.5 hours as fire crews worked to extinguish the fire and clean-up.

The Town of Hartford assisted with a salt truck due to water creating a hazard on the roadway. While the exact cause of the fire is unknown, at this time it does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

The matter remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

Photos courtesy Laura Gunst

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