GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UPDATE: Damage from fire in Green Bay estimated to be nearly $140,000

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TUESDAY 11/23/21 8:30 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)- The Green Bay Metro Fire Department released new details regarding the fire on South Ashland Avenue that occurred on Tuesday, November 23.

Reports detail both the cause of the fire and the cost of damages caused which is nearly $140,000.

GBMFD responded to reports of a house fire around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 712 S. Ashland Avenue. Once on scene, crews explain that intense flames were coming from the back of the house and making their way up to the roof.

The main fire was brought under control within 10 minutes according to officials, and both search operations and extensive overhaul to completely extinguish the fire took an additional 40 minutes. All residents were able to escape the fire and no injures have been reported. One adult and 8 kids are without a home now.

Initial investigations place the damages from the fire to be about $140,000, and the cause is believed to be from unattended cooking.

No other details were released at this time. Local Five will update this story when more details become available.

UPDATE: Roads back open after crews battle house fire in Green Bay

TUESDAY 11/23/2021 6:36 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – All roadways near the house fire in Green Bay are back open.

Crews responded to a fire in the 700 block of S. Ashland Ave. and had several roads nearby closed to assist in battling the fire.

It is unknown at this time the severity of the fire.

Local 5 will update this story when more information becomes available.

HAPPENING NOW: GB Metro Fire battle house fire, areas around S. Ashland Ave and W. Mason St. closed to traffic

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 4:11 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Police are asking the public to avoid the area of S. Ashland Ave and W. Mason St. due to a fire.

According to police, around 3:40 p.m., police and the Fire Department are currently on the scene of a fire in the 700 block of S. Ashland Ave. North and Southbound lanes of S. Ashland Ave between W. Mason Street and 3rd Street are closed at this time.

At this time the incident is very active.

Initial reports are no injuries and all occupants are safely out of the home.

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