FRIDAY, 09/15/2023, 6:46 p.m.

PULASKI, Wis. (WFRV) – Local 5 News has confirmed with the Pulaski Fire Chief that Thursday’s devastating fire in downtown Pulaski started from a tree branch hitting a power line.

Officials confirmed that an unnamed tree trimming service was contracted to do yard work on the adjoining rental house attached to the larger building, but during the trimming, a branch hit a power line and caught fire.

No additional details were provided.

UPDATE: Fire in downtown Pulaski possibly from tree branch hitting power lines

THURSDAY, 09/14/2023, 7:48 p.m.

PULASKI, Wis. (WFRV) – Crews remain on the scene near the 100 block of West Pulaski Street battling flames that might have been caused from tree branches.

According to a Facebook post by LaCount Auctions, one of the businesses that was directly affected by the fire, staff members heard from authorities that a tree was being cut behind the building and branches hit power lines, causing the fire.

“Our building was completely engulfed, roof collapsed, and we have lost everything,” said LaCount Auctions.

Additionally, the business thanked those who reached out, but their business has been totally destroyed.

There is no official word on what caused the fire, but Local 5 News remains on the scene and will continue to stay there until more details are provided from authorities.

HAPPENING NOW: Fire in downtown Pulaski closes several streets, avoid the area

THURSDAY, 09/14/2023, 4:36 p.m.

PULASKI, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities in the Village of Pulaski are on the scene working on a fire incident that has closed multiple businesses and roads.

According to the Village of Pulaski Police Department, the 100 block of West Pulaski Street and the 100 block of South St. Augustine Street is temporarily closed due to a fire incident.

Officials are asking the public to avoid the area while crews work on the scene.

Details are scarce at this time, but Local 5 News is working to learn more about the incident.

Local 5 News has a photojournalist en route to the scene.