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Units responding for smoke alarm in Randall

At about 11:22 a.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a smoke alarm on the 40600- block of 101st St. UPDATE 11:24 a.m. — Rescue units being held in quarters by Randall FD command. Also, per dispatch, alarm company has attempted to cancel response because alarm is […]

Units responding for burning in Salem

At about 12:49 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of burning in the 7900 block of Shorewood Drive in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller reporting that someone is burning furniture cushions.

Units responding to down power lines in Salem

At about 4:03 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a report of down wire in the 8400 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Wires were brought down by someone driving a tractor trailer through a yard. Wires are resting on the metal trailer.

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 9:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 8400 block of Highway 83 in Salem. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a motorcycle. UPDATE 9:42 p.m. — Additional Salem units being dispatched to set up a landing zone for Flight for Life medical transport helicopter. UPDATE […]

Units responding to burning in Paddock Lake

At 7:51 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 7700 block of 243rd Avenue in Paddock Lake.

In last meeting as Silver Lake president, Gerber calls for police contracting referendum

At her last meeting as Silver Lake village president, Sue Gerber Wednesday attempted to slate a referendum on whether the village should eliminate its own police department and contract with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for police protection. Gerber made a motion to hold the referendum after reading a statement regarding Tuesday night’s public hearing on the […]

Units responding for crash in Trevor

At about 2:25 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 26300 block of Highway C in Trevor. Per dispatch: A single vehicle was reported as leaving the road, entering a field near Trevor-Wilmot School and then rolling over. UPDATE 2:28 p.m. — Unit on […]

Public hears proposal for Sheriff’s Department patrol of Silver Lake

The public got its first look at what the cost of having the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department perform dedicated patrol of Silver Lake, in lieu of the village maintaining its own police department. The proposal was the subject of a public hearing held at Riverview School Tuesday night. About 50 people attended. Sheriff David Beth […]

Units responding for grass fire in Brighton

At about 2:13 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a gars fire in the 2900 252nd Avenue in Brighton. Per dispatch: Fire is reportedly about 100 feet from a house.

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At 8:35 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a fire alarm at a store in the 600 block of North Lake Avenue in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 8:39 a.m. — Police officer at the scene reports to dispatch that no signs of fire visible. UPDATE 8:41 a.m. — Police office […]

Units responding for fire alarm in Twin Lakes

At 7:24 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a fire alarm in the 1100 block of Rosebud Avenue in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 7:27 p.m. — Per dispatch: Alarm company called to cancel, saying alarm was triggered by oven cleaning.

Units responding for grass fire in Brighton

At about 11:47 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a grass fire in the 4700 block of 301st Avenue in Brighton. Per dispatch: This is a controlled burn that started at about 11 a.m. , but may be getting out of control. UPDATE 11:54 a.m. — ATV being dispatched from […]

Units responding for smoldering house in Salem

At about 11:46 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a smoldering house in the 8500 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: This is apparently the house that was used for a practice burn Saturday, though the address is different. […]

Units responding for burning in Randall

At 10:08 p.m. Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for burning near 333rd Avenue and 118th Street in Randall. UPDATE 10:09 p.m. — Randall Fire command has rescue units hold in quarters. UPDATE 10:12 p.m. — Per dispatch: Backyard fire is being attended. Randall FD chief on […]

Units responding for possble fire in Salem

At about 9:12 p.m. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible fire in the 26800 block of 103rd Place in Salem. UPDATE 9:17 p.m. — Fire unit on the scene reports fire is a large bon fire.

Units responding for rekindling of earlier fire

At about 7:36 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to. Report of a rekindling of a fire in the 8200 block of Fox River Road in Salem. This was the scene of a practice burn of a home earlier in the day. Per dispatch: Flames being reported again […]

Burn of house along Fox River Road

We have received word that there was a controlled burn of a home expected Saturday in the 8200 block of Fox River Road. If you happened to come across a fire in that area it may have been this burn, being used as training for the involved fire departments. UPDATE 6:56 p.m. — Linda Valentine of the Western Kenosha County […]

Units responding to Salem School for medical call

At about 8:55 p.m. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to Salem School for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient is an 81-year-old female who fell.

Units responding for smoking car in Slades Corners

At about 5:45 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Highways 50 and P in Slades Corners for a report of a smoking car. UPDATE 5:50 p.m. — Personnel on scene report to dispatch that there is light smoke coming from vehicle. UPDATE 5:57 p.m. […]

Units responding for investigation in Twin Lakes

At about 9:45 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to Laurie Court for an investigation of a fire after a possible lightning strike. Per dispatch: No smoke or flames have been seen, but an outside light has been “completely incinerated.”

Sheriff’s spokesman: Lake Shangri-la shooting was targeted; public should not be be fearful

With the identification of a suspect in last week’s shooting in Lake Shangri-la, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department believes the public does not need to fear random acts of this type here. “I want to continue to stress that we do believe this incident was targeted and isolated,” Sgt. Dan Ruth, Sheriff’s Department public information officer, […]

Units responding to crash in Randall

At about 5:57 pm., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and sheriff”s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 40300 block of 103rd Street in Randall. Per dispatch: Crash involves a motorcyclist who hit an embankment and flew off the motorcycle, possibly then hitting a garage.

Units responding for mutual aid to Illinois for wild fire

At about 3:40 p.m., local fire departments are responding for mutual aid to 1 Lakefront Drive, Beach Park, Illinois for a wild fire. Bristol Fire and Rescue is being requested to respond with a tender and a chief. Somers Fire and Rescue is being requested to respond with an engine. UPDATE 3:47 p.m. – Town […]

Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

At about 5:10 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 24400 block of Highway 50 in Paddock Lake. UPDATE 5:12 p.m. — Deputy requesting two tow trucks. Traffic is being blocked.

Units responding to Burlington for box alarm

At about 4:25 p.m., Western Kenosha County fire departments are responding for a box alarm in the town of Burlington at Court Circle Drive and Browns Lake Drive. Town of Wheatland Fire Department is requested to repond with a tender, Twin Lakes Fire Department with an engine and a chief for a change of quarters, […]

Man found shot in Illinois Monday faces charges in Kenosha County

A man found shot at a bar in Lake Villa, Ill. Monday night is facing charges in Kenosha County. A press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department identified the man found in Lake Villa as Justin K. Diedrich, 23, various Illinois media outlets said. The release went on to say Diedrich “was at the scene of the […]

Open burning ban in effect in Silver Lake

Due to the windy and extremely dry conditions, an open burn ban is in effect for the village of Silver Lake per order of Silver Lake Fire Department Chief Allison Draeger. The ban is in effect until further notice.

Hay fire in Wheatland

Virginia Banicki shared this video of the aftermath of a trailer of hay or straw that appeared to have caught in fire near Highway 50 and Highway 83-north in Wheatland Friday sometime around 12:45 p.m., which was when this video was captured. I will try to learn a little more about he incident and report […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At 6:10 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 11200 block of Highway 83 in Salem. Per dispatch: Report received of a red car that has driven into a pond. UPDATE 6:12 p.m. — Dispatch reports that fire unit on scene says there is […]

Units responding for smell of gas in building in Salem

At about 4:07 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a smell of natural gas inside an apartment building in the 8700 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem. Per dispatch: Two tenants have reported smell. Source of smell is uncertain.

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