Estimated $40K In Damages Caused By Fire To Watertown Home

(Watertown) No one was injured when a residence in Watertown caught fire early Wednesday morning. The Watertown Fire Department were called to the blaze at 1052 Kiewert Street at 4:20am. Fire Chief Kraig Biefeld says a single occupant was awoken by the smoke detector and was able to get out of the house with their pet before firefighters arrived. He says crews did a quick knockdown of the fire which was followed by extensive overhaul of the residence. Low temperatures were factors in extinguishing the main body of the blaze that was put out around 4:35am. Biefeld say the fire’s origin was located between a bathroom and kitchen area that had burnt through the roof and caused damage to the walls and roof structure. The cause is still under investigation. Damages are estimated at about $40,000. The Watertown Fire Department was assisted on the scene by Ixonia Fire Department, Lake Mills Fire Department, Johnson Creek Fire Department, Waterloo Fire Department, Hustisford Fire Department, Lebanon Fire Department, and Lake Mills EMS. Sullivan Fire Department and Beaver Dam Fire Rescue provided coverage at the station during this incident to help cover the city for other emergency calls. The Red Cross was called to assist the family.