Strong Winds Spread Garage Fire To Second Home In Beaver Dam

(Beaver Dam) Strong winds helped a garage fire spread to a second home in Beaver Dam Thursday afternoon. The Beaver Dam Fire Department was dispatched to 509 Gould Street around 12:39pm. Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage area with the blaze quickly spreading to the neighboring home at 507 Gould Street due to 22-mile-per-hour winds. All who were inside the 509 residence had evacuated while police helped the occupant at 507 escape the structure. Fire Chief Alan Mannel says the well involved fire was attacked with two hose-lines utilizing tank water and a hydrant supply line. He says a third hose-line was deployed once additional firefighters arrived. The Beaver Dam Fire Department stayed on scene until 3:30pm. Mannel says neither home is inhabitable as a result of the fire. No injuries were reported. The blaze is under routine investigation. Horicon Fire and Watertown E.M.S. covered the city while Beaver Dam crews were on scene. Watertown E.M.S. did respond to an emergency ambulance call while standing-by.