Monday, May 20, 2013
The South Shore Fire Department Monday evening is responding to a report of a fire on 16th Street in Mount Pleasant.
Updated at 8:22 p.m. Monday The South Shore Fire Department on Monday battled and quickly brought under control a fire at the Greenbriar Apartments in Mount Pleasant. The call came in around 6 p.m. Monday for a fire in the 5900 block of 16th Street. By 6:45 p.m., the fire was under control and firefighters were leaving the scene. No injuries were reported. The extent of the damage was unknown, as was the cause of the blaze. The Caledonia Fire Department also responded to the call. Battalion chief Jon Keiser said the damage to the apartments was contained to a small area and there was minimal damage. However officials from the Red Cross were helping residents find temporary shelter. Patch will have more details as they become available.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Several area fire departments responded to a porch on fire at Skye Johnson's home in Caledonia.
No one was injured in a fire Sunday night at a residence owned by Skye Johnson, daughter of billionaire Curtis Johnson. Caledonia Fire was dispatched at 6:27 p.m. Sunday night to Johnson's home in the 7200 block of Foley Road. The fire started, and was mainly contained, on the wraparound front porch. Fire and rescue officials from the Caledonia, South Shore, Oak Creek and a tender from the Franklin fire departments helped to put out the fire, which was extinguished by 7:03 p.m., said Battalion chief Jeff Henningfeld. Skye Johnson was not home at the time of the fire. However, all occupants in the house were safely evacuated, he said. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. “No one there smokes,” he said. “It’s a gated house. A …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Over 300 law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel responded to a massive 9 alarm fire in Burlington last night and among them were several South Shore firefighters.
Firefighters from the South Shore Fire Department were among the 93 fire departments that responded to a nine-alarm fire in the City of Burlington Wednesday night, according to our media partners at Channel 12. The Burlington Fire Department initially responded to the fire at 6:05 p.m. at Echo Lake Foods, 33102 S Honey Lake Rd. After arriving, they found a “significant fire” and called neighboring departments to help battle the blaze. However, “about 50 people in the area -- 10 homes and one apartment building -- were evacuated as a precaution because of the chemicals in the plant and the heavy smoke, but no further evacuations were expected.” According to the story: Burlington Mayor Robert Miller said Thursday afternoon that the fire was …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Folks from far and wide dropped off everything from paper goods to laundry soap to clothing in Sturtevant, and with special help from Wauwatosa and Menomonee Falls donors, Wind Lake man will drive it all to New Jersey to help storm victims.
Americans on the East Coast still need relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to the idea of a retired Wind Lake firefighter and the generosity of residents from nearby and across the state, hundreds of pounds of supplies will be delivered to Toms River, New Jersey, by Friday. Bruce Bowen and his nephew, Adam Peterson, were just hanging out on Halloween when they got to talking about how much was needed in New Jersey and New York after Hurricane Sandy swept away the lives of so many people. The two plan to leave Wednesday and drive in hitches to the East Coast and Toms River. There's still a little room left in their trailer for last-minute donations. "It was a really fast discussion," Bowen said Monday. "We talked about how…
Friday, November 9, 2012
SSFD is going to take a trailer full of stuff to people in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Citizens on the East Coast are facing winter and the upcoming holidays after being devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The South Shore Fire Department is going to take a trailor to New York and New Jersey on Thanksgiving Day to help provide a list of needed basics. "We got the idea from another fire department here in Wisconsin and thought it was a great idea," said South Shore fire fighter Jason Caira. Some of the most needed items include: SSFD is collecting items through Nov. 21 at Sturtevant Village Hall, 2801 89th Street.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
South Shore Fire Department will conduct free child car seat safety checks on Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Checks will be done at Station 8, 3900 S. Green Bay Road.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Though the burn ban is off, residents are encouraged to exercise caution.
South Shore Fire Chief William Bouma announced Thursday and Caledonia Fire Chief Dick Roeder announced Tuesday that the burn ban is lifted for the Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant. Racine County parks have also canceled their burn ban, according to Geoff Greiveldinger, chief of staff for Racine County. According to an email from Bouma, conditions from the state Department of Natural Resources are listing Racine County as "moderate." Bouma issued a burn ban on June 21, saying the ban would remain in effect until conditions improve. "The 'No Open Burning Ban' has been discontinued due to the updated DNR Website listing Racine County at moderate conditions," he said in his message. Rules remain in place, though, Bouma and Roeder added…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Caledonia's Village President, Ron Coutts, said he's been talking about the idea of consolidating fire departments with Racine and South Shore for months with the Mayor and Village presidents, but the idea has been tabled.
Caledonia's Fire Department will not merge with any others, after the Village Board voted against continuing consolidation talks with the Racine or South Shore fire departments on Tuesday. In a closed session meeting, Ron Coutts, president of the Village of Caledonia, told the rest of the Board that over the past six months he had met with officials from Racine, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant to talk about consolidating the three fire departments into one. After an hour of discussion, the Board came out of closed session and unanimously rejected the idea of exploring the matter any further. Coutts said he voted against it because of Mount Pleasant’s budget instability as that village tries to plug a $300,000 hole in the South Shore budget …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Update: 16-year-old Travon Gray of Racine died Sunday night after he was pulled from the water at Quarry Lake Park.
The Racine County Sheriff's office has released the name of the Sunday night drowning victim at Quarry Lake Park: 16-year-old Travon Gray of Racine. Gray was pronounced dead at the Wheaton Franciscan Medical Center after being pulled from the water at Quarry Lake Park around 7:40 p.m. Sunday. Gray had been jumping off the pier at the south side of the lake. Gray was with friends who called 911 after he did not resurface. Our media partners at FOX6 News reported earlier that there were no lifeguards on duty in the area due to recent budget cuts. According to a report from the Racine Journal Times, Gray is being remembered by those close to him as a great student-athlete. According to the initial report, a Flight for Life was initially …
The boy was under the water for about 25 minutes, according to reports.
A teenager drowned in Quarry Lake on Sunday evening, after he and several friends jumped into the water. According to officials with the Racine County Sheriff's Department, the 16-year-old boy and his friends were jumping off of a pier on the south side of the lake. But the 16-year-old boy didn't resurface, and they called 911 at 7:09 p.m. The Racine County Water Rescue Response Team and fire personnel from the South Shore, Racine and Caledonia fire departments responded to the scene. FOX6 news said the boy was in the water for about 25 minutes before being rescued, and that he was not breathing when he was pulled from the water. The boy's body was recovered at 7:40 p.m., and was taken by ambulance to Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Hospital…