Estimated $60K In Damages Caused By Fire To Watertown Home

(Watertown) Fire caused an estimated $60,000 in damages to a home in Watertown early Saturday morning. The Watertown Fire Department responded to 923 Labaree Street just before 1am after the occupant was woken by the sound of the fire. Upon arrival, the blaze was out of the second story of the residence. Fire Chief Kraig Biefeld says on-scene crews were able to knock down the fire from the exterior and make entry to put the blaze out. He says command upgraded the assignment to a box alarm, bringing in additional fire units, EMS and command staff to the scene. The occupants were able to get out safely and go to a neighbor’s house during the fire.  Red Cross is assisting a family of three who have been displaced. Biefeld says the source of the fire was electrical and that there were no working smoke detectors in the home. No injuries were reported. The Watertown Fire Department was assisted on the scene by Ixonia, Lake Mills, Johnson Creek, Waterloo and Clyman. Western Lakes and Lebanon Fire Department provided coverage at the station during this incident. The Watertown Police Department was on scene to help with traffic control and firefighting efforts.