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UPDATE: Probable lightning strike cause of fire in Kewaunee County

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House fire closes both directions of WIS 29 in Kewaunee
WEDNESDAY 8/11/2021 12:58 p.m.

MONTPELIER, Wis. (WFRV) – A two-story home in Kewaunee County caught fire due to a probable lightning strike.

According to authorities, Luxemburg Fire Department responded to a report of smoke in a house at E1171 State Highway 29. While en route, crews were told that there were flames showing and the fire was upgraded to a multiple alarm fire.

When crews arrived a two-story home had fire venting through part of the roof. Firefighters went to the second story of structure and tried to put out the fire before getting pulled back due to deteriorating conditions.

The residence reportedly had multiple additions which made it hard to get into all voids of the house. Authorities say that over fifteen, three and four firefighter interior attack teams were used.

There were no injuries and authorities say that a probable lightning strike was the cause of the fire.

There was no further information available, Local 5 will update this story if more information is released.

UPDATE: WIS 29 reopened after fire closes highway for 5+ hours

WEDNESDAY 8/11/2021 7:00 a.m.

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (WFRV) – Both directions of WIS 29 in Kewaunee have been reopened after a house fire closed the highway for over five hours.

According to authorities, the highway was reopened at 6:49 a.m. after the incident happened around 1:15 a.m. The fire was on Manitowoc Road in Kewaunee.

There is still no information on the cause of the fire or the extent of the damage.

Local 5 will update this story as more information is released.

ORIGINAL: House fire closes both directions of WIS 29 in Kewaunee

WEDNESDAY 8/11/2021 5:27 a.m.

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (WFRV) – An attic fire has closed both directions of WIS 29, as crews work to secure the area and check for any hot spots.

According to officials, the incident happened on August 11 around 1:15 a.m. on Manitowoc Road in Kewaunee. Local 5 has a reporter on the scene and authorities say the fire has been put out.

The family was safely evacuated and there are no injuries reported. WIS 29 is still closed.

  • House fire closes both directions of WIS 29 in Kewaunee
  • House fire closes both directions of WIS 29 in Kewaunee
  • House fire closes both directions of WIS 29 in Kewaunee

Crews are still on the scene checking for hot spots.

Local 5 will update this story as more information is released.

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