Units responding to fire in Brighton

/Photo by Faith Heg, used with permission.

/Photo by Faith Heg, used with permission.

At about 9:09 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and other department units along with sheriff’s deputies are on the┬áscene of a fire in the 2700 block of 247th Avenue in Brighton.

Kenosha Area Fire Rescue Scanner Facebook page is reporting that incident involves flames seen from a garage.

UPDATE 9:14 p.m. — Salem F/R command activates MABAS box alarm. Following departments due to respond: Bristol Fire and Rescue and Paris with engines; Silver Lake Fire Department with a tender; Randall Fire Department with a ladder truck; Silver Lake Rescue Squad with an ambulance; Paris and Pleasant Prairie with a chief; out of county departments for change of quarters.

UPDATE 9:16 p.m. — Silver Lake FD unable to respond with tender; Town of Wheatland Fire Department now requested to respond instead.

UPDATE 9:32 p.m. — Salem F/R releases all units not already on scene and working.



  1. Ughhh says:

    Well, big surprise Silver Lake couldn’t show up. Doesn’t that make at least two fires in a week they couldn’t show up to help? Sure does make one wonder how well is the village REALLY protected? Where is the ever so wonderful chief? I sure hope the tax payers get a refund for services not rendered.

  2. Allen says:

    Stupid comment above! Silver Lake was requested for a tender, their tender is out of service for maintenance. I am sure they offered an engine or another piece of equipment. In less than a week we will have Salem in control of protecting our town and I am sure they will do a great job.

  3. Unknown says:

    Silver Lake was there on scene and working their tails off. However, I didn’t see you there. Don’t sit back on the couch and judge how the fire service does work if you are not part of it!

  4. IF says:

    the tender is out of service, why doesn’t dispatch k-n-o-w that it is out of service?
    It seems to me, that someone should have made dispatch aware of the situation.
    Maybe they did. Maybe dispatch was not up to date.

    This should prove that the village trustees were right when they contracted with the town. To Uggh, I don’t believe that anything that would have been done would have met with your approval. This also proves that paid firefighters for the village would have been the only other alternative to the village. This is also one of the problems that small communities are not in the position 100% of the time ‘to be in service’. They have one tanker, not two or three They might have one engine, not two or three. Let’s thank the teams that come to our aide when we call via MABAS and let’s thank those who volunteer. A volunteer by the way, is on 24 hours a day. Only the paying job will take priority to a true FF.

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