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 Historical Society offered the following additional information and some photos form the exercise:

A house built in about the 1940s at the curve in County Highway “W” in the old hamlet of Fox River was used as a practice burn today to allow our fire fighters to keep up on their certifications and to participate in Team building efforts in a real fire situation. The mix of firefighters covered all the levels of experience! Thru the morning, there were small room fire exercises and then at about noon, the signal to light the house on fire for the last time was given.  The practice was under the control of Town Of Wheatland Fire, Chief Lou Denko and Capt Dave Koedecki.  Many departments participated in addition to Town of Wheatland Fire –  Village of Twin Lake Fire and Rescue, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Town of Randall Fire, Town of Burlington Fire. The day was a perfect day for the exercise.”

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  1. Joe says:

    I was wondering why there was a bunch of toxic smoke in my yard all day Saturday.

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