THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Flames can be seen shooting through the roof of a storage building connected to Sherwin-Williams in Marinette, Sunday, Sept. 29. Marinette and Menominee firefighters responded to the alarm approximately 10:30 p.m. The storage building and contents was destroyed in the blaze according to Marinette Fire Chief Jay Heckel. The contents were owned by St Vincent de Paul in Marinette. Top Photo: Flames shoot through the roof area of the storage building, over head power lines can be seen near the flames which sustained some damage. Bottom photo: Fire Chief Jay Heckel and firefighter Steve Kunick man hoselines to extinguish the blaze.
Marinette Fire Destroys Storage Building, Contents
Issue Date: October 3, 2019
Firefighters from the Marinette and Menominee Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at the Sherwin-Williams building off Pierce Ave in Marinette approximately 10:30 pm Sunday Sept. 29.
Upon arrival firefighters found smoke and flames showing from the roof of a lean to storage building attached to the rear and side of the Sherwin-Williams building. There was no fire damage to the building but light smoke was reported in the structure. Damage was heavy to the lean to storage building which housed contents belonging to St. Vincent de Paul. Marinette Fire Chief Jay Heckel, reported that electric power was impacted to the building and power lines were also damaged. Wisconsin Public Service was called to assist firefighters and power was restored to St Vincent de Paul but remained out to the Sherwin-Williams building and Corgan Vision Center early Monday morning.
Damage is estimated at approximately $25,000, according to Chief Heckel. Cause of the fire is under investigation by the Marinette Police Department and Marinette Fire Department. Other agencies assisting at the scene included Emergency Rescue Squad and Aurora Medical Center Bay Area Paramedics. No injuries were reported.