Apparatus destroyed, fire station damaged in Wis. blaze

Officials said it appears the fire originated on the department's primary engine

By Laura French

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. — A Wisconsin fire station was damaged and a fire engine destroyed in a blaze Thursday afternoon. 

Vandenbroek Kaukauna Fire Department and Vandenbroek town officials said in a news release that the department's primary engine has been "deemed a total loss" and that the station was not completely destroyed but "there are damages to the entire building." 

Vandenbroek's town hall is also located in the fire station building. 

Officials said the blaze appears to have originated on the destroyed engine. Investigators were on scene and working with the fire department's insurance company to determine the cause of the fire, according to the news release. 

"Residents of the Town of Vandenbroek and Town of Kaukauna are still protected with our other apparatus, as well as our automatic aid agreements with Freedom, Wrightstown, and other surrounding agencies," the release stated. 

The department thanked the Freedom, Wrightstown and Lawrence Fire Departments for their assistance responding to station fire. 


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