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.