House Fire
Posted on 01/17/2024
On January 17, 2024 at approximately 2:19 am, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a house fire at a single family residence in the 3600 block of Mayfield Road in the Town of Polk. The fire was reported by the property owner. The caller advised there was an electrical fire in the attic of the two-story residence. The caller was able to use a fire extinguisher to assist in suppressing the fire.

Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with the Jackson Fire Department. The Jackson Fire Department was also assisted by the Allenton, St. Lawrence, Hartford, Slinger, West Bend, Newburg, and Kewaskum Fire Departments. Lifestar Ambulance, WE Energies and the Washington County Highway Department, and Red Cross also assisted.

Mayfield Road was closed for approximately two hours during the investigation and firefighting operation.

There were no injuries to the occupants or any personnel on scene as a result of the fire. The residence sustained moderate damage due to the fire, smoke, and water. Preliminary damage estimates were believed to be around $100,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Jackson Fire Department however early indication points to the origin of the fire being an electrical fixture in the attic.
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