(Beaver Dam) Fifteen families were displaced following an apartment fire in Beaver Dam Thursday night. The Beaver Dam Fire Department received multiple reports of the blaze at 108 Lakecrest Drive around 6:20pm. Police officers arrived and assisted evacuating people from the 16 unit two story apartment building.
Firefighters found heavy fire conditions upon arrival coming from a second story window on the street side of the building. Three hoselines were deployed which knocked down the blaze. There were no injuries to firefighters or any occupants. The bulk of the fire was confined to apartment 202, but there was smoke damage throughout the building which is partially uninhabitable. The cause is under routine investigation and there is no damage estimate yet.
The Beaver Dam Fire Department was assisted at the scene by Burnette, Columbus, Fox Lake, Horicon, Juneau, Lowell, Clyman, and Waupun Fire Departments. They were also assisted by Dodge County DECERT, the Beaver Dam Auxiliary, and the Community Activities & Services Watermark and staff. Hustisford Fire and Watertown E.M.S. covered the city while others were on scene and answered one EMS call.