Manawa and eight other fire departments fought a house fire Wednesday night.
Hazardous material and limited access required the Manawa Rural Fire Department to call for help via the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).
The owners were not in the house at the time of the fire.
Departments responding to the MABS 3 box alarm with tankers and firefighters were Clintonville, Bear Creek, Iola, Scandinavia, Marion, Weyauwega, Waupaca and New London.
“This is a fire that proves that MABAS is effective in getting us the help we needed,” said MRFD Fire Chief Rob Rosenau. “With the type of property that it was we were met with numerous challenges.”
According to Rosenau, the call came in at 6:30 p.m. The last fire engine left the scene at about 4 a.m.
“This is our largest fire in the past two years,” Rosenau said. “Our training helps us be prepared for type of fire.”
There were no injuries to firefighters or property owners, which Rosenau credited to training, cooperation and teamwork.
The property was located on Green Valley Road off of County Trunk N.