THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Top photo: Smoke can be seen coming from the roof of the residence as firefighters enter a garage. Middle Photo: Lt. John Pennings and Assistant Chief Randy Pecard discuss strategy during the fire. Bottom Photo: Marinette firefighter Jason Lemire changes an air bottle for firefighter Mark Diercks. No injuries were reported at the fire.
Firefighters from four area departments were called to a house fire at 3330 West Cleveland Ave. in Marinette on Sunday, Dec. 25. The City of Marinette Fire Department and Menominee Fire Department received the alarm at 6:16 p.m. The initial call came in as a chimney fire, but had spread when firefighters arrived. Marinette Fire Assistant Chief, Randy Pecard, called for a MABAS box alarm which brought assistance from the City of Peshtigo and Town of Peshtigo Fire Departments. The stubborn fire was difficult to extinguish due to some remodeling that occurred. Firefighters remained on scene until approximately 9:30 p.m. Also assisting at the scene were Emergency Rescue Squad, Bay Area Paramedics and Marinette Police Department.