UPDATE: Firefighters receive minor injuries, city water system drained due to fire in Fort Atkinson

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TUESDAY, 8/10/2021 5:27 p.m.

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (WFRV) – The City of Fort Atkinson has issued an update on a fire that brought in resources throughout the county and strike teams from Rock and Dane counties.

According to the post, there was no one in the warehouse at the time of the fire and the three workers in a nearby facility have been accounted for. There were no dogs at the nearby Kennel Club. At this time, the DNR is on scene monitoring the runoff and the EPA is on-site doing air monitoring.

The Fire Chief said they’ve “drained the city water system”, and they’ve now elected to let the remainder of the building burn out.

According to Police Chief Bump, residents who were evacuated will likely be able to return home tonight.

Firefighters are working a 20-minute rotation due to the heat of the fire, there have been minor injuries to the firefighters due to the heat.

Five counties assisting with fire in southern Wisconsin, residents asked to evacuate

TUESDAY, 8/10/2021 2:15 p.m.

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (WFRV) – A structure fire in Fort Atkinson has caused the City to ask its residents to consider evacuating.

According to officials, residents were asked to avoid North Main Street and Oak Street for a structure fire. Residents who were in the area were asked to consider evacuating.

Those who did evacuate were asked to go to the gym at the Fort Atkinson Municipal Building. Hoard Historical Museum is also reportedly open to the public.

  • Five counties assisting with fire in southern Wisconsin, residents asked to evacuate

Five counties were called in to help assist with the fire. Residents on the north half of the city were told to expect lower water pressure as well as discolored water.

Fort Atkinson is just under 140 miles south of Green Bay and around 60 miles west of Milwaukee.

The situation is ongoing, Local 5 will update this story as more information is released.

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