UPDATE: Firefighters on Scene of Duplex Fire; One Firefighter Sent to Hospital

A home in the 16900 block of Martin Drive suffered significant damage and is likely a total loss in Saturday morning fire

A duplex fire, possibly started in between the walls of a bedroom, has been  extinguished by the Tess Corners Fire Department with assistance from five other nearby municipalities. The blaze was reported by a neighbor around 9am on Saturday.

Located at S68 W16949 Martin Drive, the building consists of at least two residential units. Because the home has undergone several renovations and/or additions over the years, fire personnel are unsure of the exact starting point of the blaze. The owner does not live in town and was not available for comment.

Units from the Vernon, Waukesha, Mukwanago and Big Bend were called for assistance, including a tanker truck because the area is not served by city water. Additional units from Hales Corners were called in later, as Big Bend responded to another call.

No was home at the time, and there are no reported injuries at this time. There were two cats in the home, but they remain unaccounted for. The fire remains under investigation but the building does appear to be a total loss.

Patch will update the story as we get more details.

Jim_M February 26, 2012 at 06:13 PM
A correction to the headline, "No injuries reported"... as the Fire Chief stated in the accompanying video, a firefighter was injured fighting the blaze and transported to the hosptial. Rough fire to fight in those old rennovated structures.
Denise Konkol February 26, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Thanks for the clarification...we had one person on scene, and another writing, so we hope everything turns out ok.


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