THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
HOME DAMAGED"Eighteen firefighters from the Grover-Porterfield Fire Department battled a house fire on County E on Thursday, March 9. The home owned by Josh Mech, received a large amount of fire and water damage. The roof collapsed during the blaze. No injuries were reported. Top photo shows damage the fire caused to the home. Bottom photo: Firefighters removed belongings from the residence. The department remained on the scene for approximately 4 hours.
Extensive Damage to Porterfield Home
Issue Date: March 15, 2017
The Grover-Porterfield Fire Department responded to a house fire on County E about 1/2 mile north of Hwy. 64 on Thursday, March 9. The call came in around 11 a.m., according to Assistant Chief Bob Chaltry. Damage was extensive to the ranch home owned by Josh Mech. The fire is believed to have started in the attic area.
A total of 18 firefighters and seven trucks responded to the blaze. No injuries were reported and the homeowner was not at home at the time of the fire. A passerby called in the alarm.
Assisting at the scene were the Emergency Rescue Squad, Bay Area Medical Paramedics and the Marinette County Sheriff's Department. Firefighters were on the scene approximately 4 hours, according to Chaltry. The Grover-Porterfield Fire Department is continuing their investigation of the exact cause.