FRIDAY, 7/8/2022, 8:17 p.m.
COMBINED LOCKS, Wis. (WFRV) – The Village of Combined Locks has given an update on the warehouse fire that shut down several streets earlier on Friday.
According to a release, around 10:30 a.m., Combined Locks and Buchanan Fire and Rescue were sent to Warehouse Specialists at 100 Prospect Street for a report of a fire.
Officials say the warehouse stores large paper bales for a local paper mill. Firefighters from over 13 different agencies responded and helped work on the fire.
Heavy smoke continues to plague the area and the Village of Combined Locks is expecting the smoke to get heavier as the wind subsides overnight. Officials with the village are asking residents to voluntarily evacuate for the next couple of days.
According to the release, residents in the vicinity are reminded to keep their windows and vents closed and the public is asked to stay away from the area to avoid interruption and distraction to the firefighting efforts.
Firefighters continue to battle the flames from the warehouse. The fire is not out at this time.
More details will be available at a later time and Local 5 News will update this when that information is released.
Fire at warehouse in Outagamie County shuts down several roads
FRIDAY, 7/8/2022, 7:26 p.m.
COMBINED LOCKS, Wis. (WFRV) – A fire in the Warehouse Specialists Building shut down streets in the Village of Combined Locks on Friday.
Crews have been out since Friday morning battling the flames inside the metal building and nearby streets were shut down as a precaution.
Prospect Street, Kimberly Avenue, and Darboy Road remain closed to motorists at this time due to the fire and officials are asking community members to stay away from the area as they are currently shuttling water from the Sunset Park Boat Landing.
Local 5 News will update this when more information is made available.