(Town of Ashford) Fireworks are believed to be the cause of a Fond du Lac County structure fire that started just minutes before the New Year. Crews responded to W4612 Sterling Court in the Town of Ashford Thursday evening at 11:42pm. Upon arrival, the attached garage was fully engulfed.
All occupants were able to safely evacuate and were checked on scene by EMS for smoke inhalation. There were concerns about animals trapped inside but they were later found safe. The homeowners are Brian and Theresa Thoma.
The garage and its contents, including vehicles, were a total loss. There was damage to the interior of the residence that was limited to the shared wall with the garage.
The initial investigation indicates that fireworks may have contributed though the cause remains under investigation by the Lomira Fire Department. Mutual assistance was provided by fire departments from Eden, Oakfield and the city and town of Fond du Lac along with Campbellsport Fire and Ambulance.
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