Kiel, WI – Sprinkler system activated for fire at foundry; No injuries reported

A fire was reported at the Kiel Foundry over the weekend.

The Kiel Fire Department reports that crews were dispatched to the business in the 300 block of Park Avenue just before 7:00 Friday evening after a citizen noticed fire alarms were sounding and smoke was coming through the roof.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and forced entry into the building.

They were able to control the fire within 30 minutes of arrival, with help from the sprinkler system and additional units that arrived from around the area.

The fire was said to have started in the ceiling, but the exact cause is not known at this time.

No injuries were reported and there is no damage cost estimate available as of this morning.

Kiel Fire was assisted at the scene by Elkhart Lake, New Holstein, Plymouth, Glenbeulah, St. Anna, and St. Nazianz fire teams along with Manitowoc County Joint Dispatch, Kiel Police, the Kiel Department of Public Works, and by the Wisconsin State Patrol.