Garage Fire in Town of Kewaskum
Posted on 08/22/2021

Date: 08-21-2021
Case: Garage Fire 21-28614
Authority: Sgt Brad Rodich

On 08/21/2021 at 3:30pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center took a 911 call of a reported garage fire on Kettle View Road in the Town of Kewaskum. WASO Deputies, Kewaskum Fire and the Kewaskum Police Department were subsequently dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival of the first Deputy, an approximately 20ft by 80ft detached garage was located with visible smoke and flame coming from the middle section. The homeowner was located and confirmed that no one was inside the garage. Kewaskum Fire arrived and was able to contain the spread of the fire further in the building.

The initial investigation reveals that the homeowner had recently finished cutting the grass and had put the mower in the garage before returning into the residence to clean up. A passerby Good Samaritan observed smoke beginning to come out of the garage, and proceeded to stop and alert the homeowner who then called 911. It is believed at this time that the fire originated from the lawn mower.

The building is believed to be a total loss, along with multiple vehicles and other contents from inside. Total property loss is estimated to be approximately $200,000.

The Kewaskum Fire Department was assisted by Boltonville Fire, Allenton Fire, Kohlsville Fire, West Bend Fire, Jackson Fire, and Campbellsport Fire.