Friday, August 17, 2012
The Caledonia, Kenosha, Raymond and St. Francis fire departments used a vacant home on 3 Mile Road for a controlled burn.
The home where 100-year-old human remains were found in June went up in smoke Friday, when the Caledonia Fire Department started a controlled burn on the property. Al and Patty Ruud own the property, but have never lived in the house. They bought it in 2007, expecting to tear it down and build a new home, but then decided to buile elsewhere in Caledonia. They tried to sell the 3 Mile Road property, but no one bought it. The home sat quietly vacant until June, when a young couple trespassed on the property and discovered the human remains—eyeballs, a brain and unidentified organ preserved in jars. The remains apparently belonged to a doctor who had previously lived there. “They had intended to tear the house down anyway even before all of …
Friday, July 6, 2012
The fire started at about 5:30 p.m. and is now out. We'll keep you posted on any updates.
Firefighters with the Raymond Fire Department battled a large brush fire between 50th Road and Golf Road along Interstate 94 that started at about 5:30 p.m., according to a report by WISN 12. Karl Freitag, an employee at Racine Truck Sales which is located at 2808 N. Sylvania Ave. Franksville, said the fire is out now, but fire personnel were still out at the scene. “It started about a ¼ mile away and came within 300 yards of us,” Freitag said. “It was within about 50 to 100 yards away from one of the Thermo King trucks.” Freitag said the west Frontage Road between Highway C and K was closed, but he wasn’t sure if it was still closed. “If my mechanic, who was out on a test ride, isn’t back in about 10 minutes, I’ll know the roads are still…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Homeowner, Victoria Griffin, said no one was living in the house at the time but two cats, which haven't been found and are believed to have died in the fire.
UPDATE: Jeff Henningfeld, battalion chief with the Caledonia Fire Department, said the fire wasn't suspicious, but they don't know what caused the fire. "It's probably going to be one of those unsolved mysteries," Henningfeld said. "Due to the size of the structure and the limited resources we have to investigate fires, we can't investigate it...especially due to the advanced stage of the fire we found when we rolled up. Rumor has it that a deputy could see the from the Interstate." ORIGINAL STORY: Victoria Griffin, who owned the home at 5132 Short Road with her two sisters, watched the smoke waft and billow from the charred remains that used to be her parent's home on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. Marion and Orlando Tweet had lived there …
Friday, September 9, 2011
They were silent as a piece of iron from the World Trade Center passed by them and they remembered their brothers and sisters, who died on 9/11.