No One Injured During Residential Fire In Beaver Dam

(Beaver Dam) No one was injured during a residential fire in Beaver Dam Tuesday afternoon, thanks to the intervention of two neighbors. The Beaver Dam Fire Department was called to 414 East Mill Street around 12:20pm.

Upon arrival, crews found a wind driven fire on the north side of the structure. Hose lines were simultaneously deployed to the rear and to the exterior of the home. Crews were able to quickly knock down the blaze however, wind drove flames into eves which took a short time to extinguish.

Fire Chief Michael Wesle says prior to their arrival, two neighbors entered the house and alerted the lone sleeping resident of the fire. He says the cause is still under investigation.

The Beaver Dam Fire Department went to the Working Still level and brought in mutual aid units from Waupun, Juneau, Horicon, Fox Lake, Watertown, and Hustisford Fire Departments. Also assisting was the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department Communication Center, Beaver Dam Police Department, and Alliant Energy.

The home did have working smoke detectors. Wesle is reminding the public to check the batteries in their smoke detectors, adding that they can help prevent home fire deaths.