House Fire in Town of Trenton
Posted on 02/25/2022
Date: 02/25/2022
Case: House Fire in Town of Trenton 22-6545
Authority: Sgt. Brad Rodich

On 02-25-2022 at 6:05pm, the Washington County Communication Center received a 911 call of a gasoline fire in the driveway of a residence on Creek Rd in the Town of Trenton. The fire was quickly reported as having spread into the garage, but that all occupants were out of the house. Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the scene along with Newburg Fire.

Upon the first deputies arrival, the attached garage of the residence was fully engulfed. Newburg Fire activated a MABAS response to the box level for additional resources. The fire proceeded to spread into the living space of the residence before it could be controlled and extinguished.

The initial investigation revealed that the home owner was working on a vehicle in the driveway and then moved the vehicle into the garage. It is believed a spark from the car ignited leaking fluids which quickly started the car on fire while in the garage.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire, however the residence is believed to be a total loss at a value of approximately $280,000. A neighboring property also sustained exterior damage due to the heat.

The Newburg Fire Department was assisted by the fire departments of West Bend, Fillmore, Jackson, Kewaskum, Boltonville, Allenton, Slinger, Hartford, Fredonia, Port Washington, Saukville, Cedarburg, Waubeka, and Grafton along with the West Bend Police Department.