THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
House Fire Claims The Life of Coleman Man
Issue Date: November 9, 2021
Firefighters from three area departments battled a house fire in the Village of Coleman on Saturday, Nov.6, that claimed the life of a 78 year old Coleman man. The Coleman Fire Department received the alarm at 7:40 a.m., for a structure fire at 124 Park Street, just behind Kudick Automotive. Upon arrival Coleman firefighters found smoke coming from the residence and immediately called for assistance from the Pound Fire Department and Lena Fire Department. Firefighters found Jerry Salewski in the burning home and removed him from the residence, according to Coleman Fire Chief Tom Behnke. Cause of the fire is under investigation by the Coleman Fire Department, and is believed to be electrical in nature.
Also responding to the scene was Marinette County Fire Investigation officials and on Tuesday, Nov. 9, the State of Wisconsin Fire Marshal is expected to be at the home. No other injuries were reported according to Chief Behnke and firefighters remained on scene till approximately 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Two units of Coleman Rescue Squad was also on scene during the fire.
Funeral services for Jerry Salewski will be on Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 9-12 noon at Trinity Lutheran Church in Coleman. Salewski was a member of the Coleman Fire Department for 51 years according to Chief Behnke.