(Town of Addison) Fire destroyed a pole shed at a trucking company near Allenton, causing around $1-million dollars in damage. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified around 5pm Friday about a semi-tractor engine compartment on fire inside a large shed at Kreilkamp Trucking, which is located at 6487 State Highway 175 in the Town of Addison.
The caller stated he attempted to extinguish the flames in the engine compartment but the fire spread rapidly. The caller then exited the pole shed and closed all the doors in attempt to remove the oxygen source. There was nobody else inside the structure. The 300-foot-by-100-foot building housed three semi-tractors, corn seed, cotton and wood shaving.
Fire personnel contained the blaze to the shed. No injuries were reported. The pole shed and all its contents were a total loss. The estimated structure damage is approximately $1-million dollars and that does not include its contents.
The Allenton Fire Department says the origin and cause of the fire is believed to be the engine compartment in one of the semi-tractors.
Departments responding to the scene included Allenton, St. Lawrence, West Bend, Iron Ridge, Mayville, Hartford, Kewaskum, Slinger, Kohlsville, Theresa, Knowles, and Lomira. WE Energies also assisted on scene.