THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Delfosses Lose House, Belongings In Fire Feb. 27
Issue Date: March 6, 2013
Grover-Porterfield Fire Department was called to a structure fire on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Joseph and Valerie Delfosse home on Popple Road and Hwy. 180 in the Town of Porterfield.
Upon arrival firefighters discovered fire in the attic which then extended to the rest of the house.
The Grover-Porterfield department called for mutual aid from the Town of Peshtigo Fire Department for additional personnel and tanker support. Weather conditions made fighting the fire difficult. A large amount of ammunition was also in the house and had been exploding.
Grover-Porterfield Fire Department personnel were on the scene for over 7 hours. The Grover-Porterfield Womens Auxiliary supplied food and beverages to firefighters.
Cause of the fire is still under investigation by Grover-Porterfield Fire Department. One firefighter was transported to Bay Area Medical Center.
The Delfosse home was a total loss and they had no insurance.
Also responding were Wisconsin Public Service, Marinette County Highway Department which plowed out Cox Boat Landing to allow firefighters to fill tankers from the river, Emergency Rescue Squad and Bay Area Medical Center Paramedics.
Donations for the family can be given to any Wells Fargo Bank branch for their benefit fund or to River Cities Habitat for Humanity Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact Nicole Harrison at 715-330-0219 or Kristi Feger 715-923-2900.