Fire victims in stable condition
Clintonville man, woman airlifted to Milwaukee
The Clintonville Fire Department reports that the two victims hurt in Wednesday’s fire are listed in stable condition despite significant injuries.
According to, a 58-year-old female and 64-year-old male were airlifted to Milwaukee after a fire broke out in the upper apartments of 49 S. Main St. above Doesn’t Compute computer shop and Main Street Tattoos.
The female was escorted away from the fire, and two officers found the male subject lying halfway out of the upstairs apartment door unconscious and not breathing.
The male subject was removed from the fire and CPR was performed. Hle was revived and turned over to the ambulance.
Along with the Clintonville Ambulance, fire departments from Clintonville, Embarrass, Marion, Manawa, Bear Creek and Pella were on the scene.
The only other reported injury from the fire was a firefighter who was treated on the scene.
The fire was deemed under control at 10 p.m., but departments stayed to put out hot spots. Clintonville fire units returned to the station around 2 a.m. Thursday, according to Assistant Fire Chief Andy Beggs.
The apartment was described by Beggs as one of the oldest buildings on Main Street. The fire department’s press release said the building’s configuration, age of structure and other adjacent buildings made the fire difficult to combat.
Beggs said the department had to act quickly to contain the blaze.
“We had a very quick response after getting the call,” Beggs said. “We initially knocked the fire down from the outside to the main entry to the apartments and finished extinguishment form the interior.”
The state fire marshal’s office assisted in the investigation, and it was determined the origin of the fire was in the kitchen area of the apartment.
The cause of the fire is unknown, and the investigation is still ongoing.