A stray spark may be to blame for a fire engulfing a home in southern Door County Wednesday night. Departments received a page at approximately 7:30 p.m. for a fire on New Settlement Road while many firefighters were tending to a blaze near Egg Harbor. Thanks to the help received from some departments in Kewaunee County and others released from the fire near Egg Harbor, there was plenty of personnel and equipment to help put out the blaze. Southern Door Firefighter Chuck Cihlar says it was likely a spark from a wood burner located in the home’s garage that started the fire. If the fire had started at another time, Cihlar suggests the final outcome could have been different.
There were no injuries in the fire, but Cihlar believes only a few things from the home may be salvageable due to damage from flames, smoke, and water.