(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Fire Department says a citizen’s quick actions helped prevent a residential fire from causing more damage Monday. An appliance caught fire in a basement at 159 Burchard Street around 4:39pm.
Crews immediately deployed a hose line as they arrived on scene and were met with dark smoke and heat as they advanced down the stairs to the basement. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the blaze which was contained to the appliance. The fire department remained on scene for just over an hour to ventilate the building.
The home’s lone resident was displaced due to the smoke damage throughout the house. St. Vincent de Paul of Dodge County is assisting the residents with their needs at this time. No civilians or fire personnel were injured during the incident. The cause is still under investigation.
Officials with the Beaver Dam Fire Department say they want to remind citizens that when in doubt do not wait to call 911. They add that every second counts and without the homeowner’s quick actions, the fire could have been much worse.