March 21, 2019 – Hartford, WI – At about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 20, the Hartford Fire Department responded to a structure on East Loos Street in the City of Hartford. Upon arrival, fire crews found a two-family, two-story dwelling with fire on the first floor.
Fire crews were able to locate and extinguish the fire shortly after arriving and remained on scene for about 1.5 hours to ensure complete extinguishment. All occupants were able to self-evacuate prior to fire department arrival but one occupant was transported to the hospital by Hartford EMS.
While battling the fire, Jackson EMS was needed to respond to a subsequent emergency medical call in the City while Hartford EMS was committed to the fire incident.
As part of the mutual aid box alarm system, neighboring departments not only assist at the fire scene but they also staff the host department’s fire station to respond to other incidents while resources are busy at the fire.
Assisting on scene at the fire was Slinger and St. Lawrence Fire Departments. West Bend Fire Department Ambulance staffed the Hartford station after Jackson was dispatched for another medical call.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and damages estimates are about $50,000.
Hartford Fire and Rescue Department was then dispatched to a chimney fire in the Town of Rubicon shortly after 10 p.m. Fire crews extinguished the chimney fire in the 500 block of Arthur Road. Fire crews were on scene of that fire for about an hour. No injuries were reported and there are no damage estimates available.
Hartford Fire and Rescue Department responded to 13 incidents on Wednesday.
Paul J. Stephans