Clintonville fire destroys warehouse
Cause of fire unknown
By Erik Buchinger
A warehouse owned by AHT Wisconsin Windows burned down in the early morning of Friday, Aug. 3.
The Clintonville Fire Department was called at approximately 3 a.m. for a structure fire on Eighth and Main streets.
Upon arrival, the department found heavy fire conditions, which included multiple electrical and communication cables on fire above and adjacent to the building, which hampered the ability to make progress into the building, according to fire chief Shane Krueger.
“We had to fight in defensive mode,” Krueger said.
A ladder was set up to shoot water from above the building until the electricity was confirmed to be shut off before making an entry into the building.
Area residents had to be evacuated while the fire was being put out as a precaution in case the fire spread.
Most of the staff was released before 8 a.m., and some of the crew stayed on standby and assisted in the state fire marshal’s investigation.
The Clintonville Fire Department was assisted by the Marion and Bear Creek fire departments along with Clintonville Police Department, Clintonville Ambulance, Clintonville Utilities and Red Cross. The Embarrass Fire Department was on standby.
“I do want to thank all the departments that assisted,” Krueger said. “There were no injuries to report.”
The cause of the fire is unknown with an investigation ongoing.