Here is the news release regarding a pair of fires in Jackson County Monday afternoon.
On October 8, 2012 at 11:43AM the Jackson County Emergency Dispatch Center (EDC) paged for a structure fire at N3291Nichols Road which is located in the Township of Irving in Jackson County, Wisconsin.
The EDC was reporting that flames were coming from the Township Shop - Town Hall building at this address.
Upon arrival the department found fire a burning in the southwest corner around the frame of a large overhead shop door of the metal frame building. Open flames were also found burning on the inside wall from floor to ceiling of the building in the same corner.
The department made an offensive attack on the fire which was held to the southwest corner of the building with a 1.75" attack line.
The structure is used as both the Township Shop as well as the Town Hall. The fire occurred and was held to the shop area of the building and the attached meeting area of the building did have moderate smoke damage. It appears the road maintenance equipment stored in the shop area also may have smoke damage.
The Department was on the fire scene for 3.5 hours with seven (7) Firefighters and was assisted with a mutual aid tender from the Melrose Fire Department.
There were no injuries reported during the fire.
The cause of the fire is believed to be related to some pavement maintenance work that had been done by a contractor a few hours earlier.
A damage estimate is not known at this time and the building was insured.
The Department was called out again at 15:05 for a wildland fire at W6721 Coffey Road which is in the Township of Millston, County of Jackson and State of Wisconsin.
The EDC was reporting that the fire was getting close to structures at this address.
Upon arrival a fire was found to be burning in a wooded area behind W6721 Coffey Road.
The fire was held to an apx size of a quarter acre and no structures were lost in the fire.
Wisconsin DNR Fire Control was also on the scene of the fire.
The cause of the fire and the property owner are not known at this time.
The department was on scene just over an hour with seven (7) Firefighters.