Bristol Fire and Rescue fight fire twice at Lake George area home


Fire companies from Bristol Fire and Rescue and other aiding departments fought two fires at a Lake George area home Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

The cause of the fire at the home in the 9800 block of 192nd Avenue is currently under investigation by the Kenosha County Fire Investigation Task Force, said Bristol Chief John Niederer in a news release issued Monday afternoon.

From the news release:

At approximately, 10:05 p.m. on Saturday, January 13th, the Bristol Fire Department and automatic-aid companies from the Newport Township Fire Protection District and Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue were dispatched to (the 9800 block of) 192nd Avenue in Bristol for a reported bedroom fire with observed smoke and flames. Reports also indicated that an elderly man may have been trapped inside the residence. Upon arrival, the crew of Bristol Truck 5231 verified that all occupants had been evacuated from the residence before quickly completing a walk-around assessment of the structure and initiating a rapid fire attack with support from the arriving Newport and Pleasant Prairie units. The crew of Truck 5231 located a fire on the exterior of the home with flames and heat impinging on a bedroom window and the exterior of the home. The exterior fire was quickly extinguished by 5231 using less than approximately 250 gallons of water. 5231 entered the home and encountered sounding smoke alarms and light to moderate smoke. The crew of 5231 located limited fire extension into the home in an appliance closet adjacent the exterior wall. On-scene fire crews completed overhaul of the affected areas of the residence and cleared the scene at approximately 12:00 AM, Sunday, January 14th. At approximately, 12:01 PM on Sunday January 14th, the Bristol Fire Department and automatic-aid companies from the Antioch Fire Department, Newport Township Fire
Protection District and Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue were dispatched to (the same address) in Bristol for a reported basement fire with observed smoke and flames. Upon arrival, the crew of Bristol Engine 5211 verified that all occupants had been evacuated from the residence before quickly completing a walk-around assessment of the structure and initiating a rapid fire attack with support from the arriving Antioch, Newport and Pleasant Prairie units. The crew of Engine 5211 encountered sounding smoke alarms and light to moderate smoke before locating the fire in a bedroom. The crew of 5211 was able to make a quick knockdown on the fire utilizing less than 300 gallons of water and noted minimal extension to areas surrounding the bedroom. On-scene fire crews completed overhaul of the affected areas of the residence and cleared the scene at approximately 1:30 PM, Sunday, January 14th. The home is anticipated to be habitable after salvage and restoration, and the cause of the fire is currently under the investigation by the Kenosha County Fire Investigation Task Force. The Bristol Fire Department would like to reinforce the significance of maintaining functional smoke alarms in the home, and to consider the possibility of residential sprinkler systems. Regular testing and maintenance of smoke alarms dramatically increases the probability of early warning to a home’s occupants, thus allowing for a safe and timely evacuation of occupants. The installation of residential sprinkler systems can further improve survivability of fire in the home, and can mitigate the impact of

damage sustained by quickly suppressing a fire prior to the fire department’s arrival. If you do not have working smoke alarms in your home, or need assistance in testing them, please contact the Bristol Fire Department’s non-emergency number at 857-2711.

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