Structure Fire

For Immediate Release

Date: 1/24/2015

Contact: Robert Wiegert

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 448-3274 Cell (920) 621-5041

Incident Details

Incident Date: 1/24/2015

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 1270 E. Garland St.

Incident Time: 10:52 AM

Incident Description: Fire in the basement of a story and a half single family residence.

Cause of Fire: Under investigation by Fire Marshals office

Origin of Fire: Basement

Estimated Dollar Loss: $15,000

Injuries: No Injuries

Number of People Displaced: 4

Additional Information: GBMFD crews responded to the report of a fire in the basement of a single family residence. One adult and two children escaped the home after noticing the fire in the basement. Fire found in the laundry area in the basement. Fire damage limited to the basement with smoke damage to the first and second floor. Assisting on scene were Brown County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin Public Service and Allouez Water Department. Residents were assisted by the American Red Cross.

1270 E. Garland 1-24-15.pdf

Holiday Season Fire Totals

News Release

Contact Info: Assistant Chief Michael Nieft
Green Bay Metro Fire Department

(920) 448-3279

Holiday Wreath Program Wraps Up

Green Bay, WI, January 2, 2015—The Green Bay Metro Fire Department has concluded the Holiday Wreath Program with a total of 13 residential home fires from November 27th, 2014 thru January 1st, 2015. Six of the thirteen fires were caused by unattended cooking. Two chimney fires occurred, two were electrical in nature, and two were the result of careless use of smoking materials.

Cooking appliances, most commonly a stove or range, are the leading cause of home fires in the United States. Not surprisingly, they also rank number 1 for fire related injuries in the home.

Almost all cooking fires could be prevented if you follow some simple safety tips;

  • Stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking
  • If you have to walk away from the stove to answer the door, for example, turn the burners on low or preferably off and throw a towel over your shoulder as a reminder that you are cooking.
  • Having a working smoke alarm will help to ensure that in the event that a fire does start, you will have plenty of time to take action.
  • If a grease fire should happen to start on the stove, turn the burner off and place a lid or cookie sheet over the burning pan. DO NOT move the pan.

Winter months are especially dangerous for fires in our climate. The number one cause of fires is heating equipment during December, January, and February. Tips are as follows;

  • Have your furnace inspected by a licensed technician annually. He or she will make sure that your furnace is running efficiently and check it out for damage and leaks which could lead to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  • Have your fireplace chimney inspected on a yearly basis. Soot buildup can easily cause a chimney fire. A “chimney sweeping log” does not remove soot or creosote from a chimney.
  • Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer. Place a CO detector in your home to warn you of a heating appliance malfunction.
  • Ensure that you have a working smoke detector on each level of your home.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 10/7/2014

Contact: Chris Ehmann

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 448-3274 Cell (920) 621-5041

Incident Details

Incident Date: 10/7/2014

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 1700 Western Ave

Incident Time: 21:19

Incident Description: Fire in the wall where it meets 2nd floor porch.

Cause of Fire: Careless disposal of smoking materials.

Origin of Fire: 2nd floor porch and wall.

Estimated Dollar Loss: $1,000

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: None

Additional Information: Apartment building. Fire in the wall from floor to ceiling. Crews extinguished the fire before it reached the attic.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 10/7/2014

Contact: Chris Ehmann

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 448-3274 Cell (920) 621-5041

Incident Details

Incident Date: 10/7/2014

Incident Type: Garage Fire

Incident Address: 230 Allard Ave.

Incident Time: 15:36

Incident Description: Detached 2-stall garage. Fire on the outside wall with minor extension into the soffit and interior.

Cause of Fire: Unattended recreational fire

Origin of Fire: Exterior wall of detached garage.

Estimated Dollar Loss: $3000

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: None

Additional Information: Hot embers from recreational fire ignited nearby combustibles in a plastic bin placed next to exterior wall of garage.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 6/27/2014

Contact: Mark Plate

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 448-3274 Cell (920) 621-5041

Incident Details

Incident Date: 6/27/2014

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 2551 Dunbar Ln

Incident Time: 0048 hrs

Incident Description: Fire in a single family structure

Cause of Fire: Still under investigation by the Green Bay Metro Fire Marshal’s office

Origin of Fire: Rear of structure

Estimated Dollar Loss: Structure is total loss

Injuries: no injuries reported

Number of People Displaced: 3 people displaced

Additional Information: Two residents self evacuated after being awakened by smoke detectors. Fire crews on their arrival found large amount of fire coming from the exterior rear of the structure. Home is total loss.

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 5/30/2014

Contact: Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 492-3711 Cell (920) 621-5040

Incident Details

Incident Date: 5/30/2014

Incident Type: Water Rescue

Incident Address: Main Street at Roosevelt

Incident Time: 16:56

Incident Description: Green Bay Metro Fire Department responded for a report of a car in the water. GBMFD units on scene reported the vehicle was submerged. GBMFD personnel entered the water, located the submerged vehicle, and affected the rescue of the male occupant. Victim was transported to St. Vincent Hospital.

Cause of Fire: N/A

Origin of Fire: N/A

Estimated Dollar Loss: N/A

Injuries: N/A

Number of People Displaced: 6

Additional Information: 6 Adults were displaced due to damage to exit stairs of their apartment building. The exit stairs were struck by the vehicle entering the water.

Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

Green Bay Metro Fire Dept.

920-448-3274 Office

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Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 5/5/2014

Contact: Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 492-3711 Cell (920) 621-5040

Incident Details

Incident Date: 5/5/2014

Incident Type: School Bus Accident

Incident Address: Burns Ave. at Aspen Ln.

Incident Time: 11:38

Incident Description: A school bus with 18 Head Start children on board left Aspen Ave. and struck a tree limb causing significant damage to the passenger side roof area of the bus. All children on board were seat belted. All 18 children were assessed by GBMFD personnel and were released to their guardians. No children were transported to the hospital.

Cause of Fire: N/A

Origin of Fire: N/A

Estimated Dollar Loss: N/A

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: N/A

Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

Green Bay Metro Fire Dept.

920-448-3274 Office

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Media Release

For Immediate Release

Date: 5/2/2014

Contact: Mark Plate

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 448-3274 Cell (920) 621-5041

Incident Details

Incident Date: 5/2/2014

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 944 Howard St

Incident Time: 0317 hrs

Incident Description: A fire by the rear exterior door of a two story single family residence

Cause of Fire: Under investigation by the Green Bay Metro Fire Marshal’s Office

Origin of Fire: Rear of structure

Estimated Dollar Loss: $15,000

Injuries: one adult and two children taken to hospital for precautionary measures

Number of People Displaced: three

Additional Information: After fire crews arrived fire was quickly extinguished and three people were rescued from the structure.

Media Release

Date: 4/4/2014

Contact: Robert Wiegert

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 492-3711 Cell (920) 621-5040

Incident Details

Incident Date: 4/3/2014

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 527 S. Ashland Ave. Upper

Incident Time: 23:52

Incident Description: 2 story multiple family residence

Cause of Fire: Careless use of smoking materials

Origin of Fire: 2nd floor bedroom

Estimated Dollar Loss: $300

Injuries: 1 occupant transported to hospital for evaluation.

Number of People Displaced: None

Additional Information: Male occupant fell asleep while smoking. He awoke to find his mattress on fire. He was able to self evacuate after attempting to extinguish the fire.

Media Release

Date: 2/13/2014

Contact: Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

Desk (920) 492-3711 Cell (920) 621-5040

Incident Details

Incident Date: 2/13/2014

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Address: 2622 Indian Hill Drive

Incident Time: 11:11:54

Incident Description: Green Bay Metro Fire Department arrived on scene of a single story, single family, ranch style house with heavy black smoke coming from the eves and fire showing through the ridge line of the roof. Fire in the attic was extinguished from the interior. Portions of the roof were extinguished from the exterior and parts of the roof needed to be cut away to fully extinguished.

Cause of Fire: Accidental

Origin of Fire: Living Room/Fire Place

Estimated Dollar Loss: $70,000

Injuries: None

Number of People Displaced: 1

Steve Sellin

Battalion Chief

Green Bay Metro Fire Dept.

920-448-3274 Office

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