THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Fire Scene-Damage was extensive from fire to a home owned by Tobin Barrett located on N1999 Dahl Road, on Thursday, April 30. The Town of Peshtigo Fire Department received the alarm at 6:31 pm and responded to the scene with nine minutes. Top Photo: shows fire damage to the garage with fire extension to the home. The garage and contents were a total loss. Bottom Photos: Firefighters from the City of Marinette and Town of Peshtigo are pictured extinguishing hot spots. Firefighters were on scene of the fire for over three hours.
Fire Destroys Garage and Damages Home in Town
Issue Date: May 6, 2020
On Thursday evening April 30 at 6:31 pm Town of Peshtigo firefighters were dispatched to the Tobin Barrett residence at N1999 Dahl Road for a reported garage fire. Town of Peshtigo Fire Chief, Mike Folgert reported that upon arrival firefighters found flames coming through the roof of the garage with extension to the home. Nine firefighters and four trucks were on scene within nine minutes of the call he reported.
A total of 24 firefighters battled to save the home which sustained some fire, smoke and water damage but their efforts were successful. Town of Peshtigo Fire Department Assistant Chief Rich Seils, called for a MABAS working still alarm which brought in an engine company from the City of Marinette Fire Department for assistance. Wisconsin Public Service was also called to shut off gas and electricity to the residence.
The garage and contents were destroyed in the blaze but the home will be able to be repaired, according to Folgert. Cause of the fire appears to be electrical in nature but remains under investigation by the Town of Peshtigo Fire Department. It was reported that two pet cats perished in the fire. Chief Folgert reported there were no injuries to firefighters during the blaze. Other agencies responding to the fire were Emergency Rescue Squad, Aurora-Bay Area paramedics and the Marinette County Sheriff's Department. Firefighters remained on scene for approximately three hours according to Chief Folgert.