UPDATE: ‘We just couldn’t get ahead of it’: Door Co. home severely damaged after fire

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FRIDAY 8/20/2021 5:04 p.m.

FORESTVILLE, Wis. (WFRV) – No one was injured during a house fire in Forestville on Friday afternoon.

According to Door County Fire Department, just after 1 p.m., fire crews responded to East Main St. for reports of a garage, which was attached to a home, on fire.

Upon the arrival of the first fire unit, crews found that the garage was fully engulfed in flames with the fire already spreading into the house and up to the attic.

A firefighter with the Door County Fire Department explains that crews quickly began an interior attack to try to push back the fire, but eventually the fire got too hot and conditions were too poor so crews moved to an exterior attack and ventilated the roof but ‘just couldn’t get ahead of it.’

Officials report that everyone was able to get out of the house safely and one pet was rescued during the fire. Unfortunately, crews say one other pet did die in the fire. The fire department adds that the home was severely damaged during the incident. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.

Original Story: Active house fire on East Main St. in Forestville, avoid area

FRIDAY 8/20/2021 1:49 p.m.

FORESTVILLE, Wis. (WFRV) – The Door County Sheriff’s Office is asking for residents to avoid the area on East Main St. in Forestville due to an active fire incident.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, crews are currently battling an active house fire and are asking residents to avoid the area. Local 5 is currently at the scene and reports fire crews are still working to extinguish the flames. Police and ambulance have arrived at the location of the fire.

Local 5 will continue to update this story as it develops.

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