FDL Sheriff Recognizes Deputy Who Put Out Residential Fire

(Fond du Lac) The Fond du Lac County sheriff is commending one of his deputies for helping contain a house fire before it could spread. The blaze happened in the early morning hours on December 2nd at N9745 Schoenberg Road in the town of Calumet.

A woman called the county’s communication center at 3:41am saying that smoke alarms were going off and her house was filling with smoke. She sought shelter in her vehicle because temperatures outside were below freezing.

When Deputy Jeffrey Vaile got there he grabbed a fire extinguisher in his patrol car and ran to the scene. Body camera video on the sheriff’s office Facebook page shows him putting out the blaze.

Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt says fire department officials believe the house would have been destroyed if not for the deputy’s quick actions. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is not considered suspicious and may have been caused by a frayed extension cord powering external lights.

The fire resulted in minor damage to the residence. 

Photo courtesy of the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page