Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Watertown, WI – Sprinkler system halts nursing home fire in wing occupied by many nonambulatory patients

The Watertown Fire Department continues to investigate a structure fire that injured one resident at Dycora Transitional Health on Hospital Drive early Saturday morning. “We’re not exactly sure of the cause of it yet, possibly electrical,” fire Chief Greg Michalek said.Continue Reading »

Glendale, WI – Fire at transitional living center suppressed by sprinkler system

This evening at approximately 7:16pm, the Bayside Communications Center received a report from an alarm monitoring company of a fire alarm sounding at Dycora Transitional Living Center, 1616 W. Bender Rd. in Glendale. Within seconds, a 911 call was received reporting a fire on the second floor of the facility.Continue Reading »

Appleton, WI – Sprinkler system puts out apartment fire; Adult and child escape unharmed

An automated sprinkler system is being credited with containing a fire at a 25-unit apartment complex in Appleton.  Firefighters say they were called to Wire Works Apartments, 601 E. Hancock St., just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. When they arrived, firefighters saw light smoke in the courtyard outside one of the units.Continue Reading »

Madison, WI – Residents and pets evacuated safely as sprinkler system tackles apartment cooking fire

A kitchen fire in a third-floor apartment displaced four people from an apartment building in the 8300 block of Flagstone Drive on the Far West Side Monday evening, according to a Madison Fire Department report.

The fire began after a resident walked away from the stove where oil was heating in a covered pot, the report said.Continue Reading »

Racine, WI – Sprinkler system contains apartment fire after magazine fell on unattended candle

At least two tenants were displaced from the Lincoln School Apartments after a fire Thursday evening. The fire at 1130 Carlisle Avenue was reported at 6:27 p.m., according to a news release from the Racine Fire Department.  The fire was reportedly caused by a magazine falling onto a candle. Continue Reading »

Wisconsin Dells, WI – Apartment fire knocked down by sprinkler system; Fire started outside unit

A sprinkler system kept a small fire from being much worse last Sunday in Wisconsin Dells. Kilbourn volunteer firefighters responded to reports of an outdoor blaze at the three-building Stepping Stones complex on Vine Street near downtown.  Thanks in large part to the main apartment building’s built-in, outdoor sprinkler, plus quick action with a fire extinguisher by a Wisconsin Dells police responder, the fire was mostly out by the time the firefighters arrived. Continue Reading »