No Injuries in West Side Fire
By Brandi Makuski
Metro fire crews responded to the 400 block of W. Scott St. on Tuesday after a caller reported a neighboring garage had caught fire.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire, and residents were not home at the time, according to Stevens Point Assistant Fire Chief Jodi Baganz.
“There was a dog kennel in the garage, but the dog did get out,” Baganz said.
The garage had recently been renovated — “and it was very well done,” Baganz said — and only parts of the structure were burning when crews arrived. Firefighters arrived at about 9:30 AM and had the flames knocked down within the first 10 minutes.
The fire was limited to a detached garage and no neighboring structures or trees were harmed on nearby lots in the neighborhood, which is located behind the Knights of Columbus Hall across the Clark St. Bridge.
Tuesday’s fire marks the third since fire departments across the county kicked off the annual “Keep the Wreath Green” campaign last week, which brings awareness to fire safety during the winter months. The first fire was on Thanksgiving Day blaze on Regent St. in Hull, the second on Old Wausau Rd. over the weekend.
During the campaign, fire departments hang wreaths decorated with green lights for public display, replacing green bulbs for red to represent each reported fire.
“It’s our third bulb already, we’re not doing good this week,” Baganz said.