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VIDEO | Devastating fire at Eden Meat Market in neighboring Fond du Lac County | Video courtesy Steve Rieden

November 3, 2022 – Eden, WI – There was a devastating fire Thursday morning, November 3, 2022, at Eden Meat Market in neighboring Fond du Lac County, WI.
The fire call for the butcher shop, 115 E Main Street, came in just after 9 a.m.


According to Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt the department received a 911 call from an employee at Eden Meat Market & Catering, 115 W. Main St., Eden, WI, reporting a grease fire.

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Deputies from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Eden Fire Department and other fire departments responded. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it spread further throughout the store or to adjacent buildings, however, the meat market sustained significant fire, smoke, and water damage.

An investigation revealed the fire started in a vent in the butcher shop and quickly spread to bacon grease that was present from morning meat processing.
Employees attempted to extinguish the fire, however, they were unsuccessful and had to evacuate the building. Three employees were treated and released from the scene for smoke inhalation. The fire is not suspicious.
Eden Meat Market & Catering is a well-known family run business founded in the 1890’s; it has expanded operations through the region over its 130+ years of business.
Hwy. 45 through Eden was closed and traffic rerouted around the village for approximately three hours. Black smoke could be seen pouring from the building. The smoke was so thick it severely reduced visibility on Main Street.

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Eden Meat Market posted an update at 11 a.m. on its social media.

Update! We will be going forward with all of our caterings. Please do not panic. We will call you if there are any issues. We have other locations we are able to work out of.
Due to some very unfortunate circumstances, we will be closed until further notice. This includes for all deer drop off and processing, market, and business office needs. Thank you for your understanding at this time.
Eden Meat Market & Catering is a well-known family run business founded in the 1890’s; it has expanded operations through the region over 130+ years of business.
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Highway 45 through Eden was closed for several hours and traffic rerouted as heavy smoke reduced visibility on local roadways.
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Fire departments from the following communities, as well as other services that responded to assist include:
Campbellsport
Lamartine
Mt. Calvary
North Fond du Lac
Oakfield
St. Cloud
Town of Fond du Lac
City of Fond du Lac
Calumet
Kewaskum
Brownsville
Waupun
Lomira Fire Departments
Campbellsport and Mt. Calvary Ambulance
Eden First Responders
WE Energies
Fond du Lac County Highway Department

 

Village of Eden Facebook statement, “It’s sad to say we have had a major fire to one of our historic businesses in the Village today.

“The Eden Meat market has sustained significant damage due to an early morning fire.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and employees of the Eden meat market.”

Video credits: Steve Rieden

Early word is nobody was injured in the incident.
This is a working story and more information will be posted when details become available.

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