THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Battle Blaze-Firefighters from five area departments were kept busy battling a stubborn house fire in the City of Marinette. The Marinette and Menominee Fire Departments received the first alarm at 6:27 pm. on Tuesday May 7. Firefighters were called back for a rekindle of the fire at 11:33 pm. that same evening. Photo: Firefighters use multiple hose lines to control the blaze.
Five Departments Battle Marinette House Fire
Issue Date: May 9, 2019
Five area fire departments were kept busy battling a stubborn house fire at 329 Terrace in the City of Marinette Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning, May 7 and 8.
The City of Marinette and City of Menominee Fire Departments received the first alarm at 6:27 pm on Tuesday. Once on scene a neighbor told firefighters no one was at home so they began battling the blaze. The resident of the home, Keith Rose, was out walking a dog when the fire crews arrived. Marinette Fire Department Assistant Chief, Randy Pecard called for a MABAS box alarm due to the rapidly spreading fire which brought help from the City of Peshtigo, Town of Peshtigo and Grover-Porterfield fire departments. It appears the fire may have started in the kitchen area and due to the balloon construction of the home fire traveling quickly up the walls. Marinette Fire Chief Jay Heckel, said damage was extensive to the home and no injuries reported. Firefighters remained on scene until 8:46 pm.
Firefighters were called back to the residence at 11:33 pm. When fire crews arrived they found the house fully engulfed in flames. Assistant Chief Pecard again called for a MABAS box alarm seeking assistance from neighboring agencies. Chief Heckel reported, the second call was likely the result of a rekindle from the first fire. Cause of the fires are under investigation by the Marinette Fire Dept. Fire crews remained on scene till approximately 4 am. The owner of the home is Barbara Lenovo.
Other agencies responding to the fire included Marinette Police Department, Emergency Rescue Squad and Bay Area Medical paramedics.