Home destroyed in Kewaunee fire

A family of five has been displaced after a fire ripped through their Kewaunee home late Thursday morning.


The Kewaunee Fire Department responded to the scene near Wisconsin Avenue and Vliet Street at approximately 11:30 a.m. when flames were already visible.  About half of the first floor is severely damaged because of the fire that eventually reached the home’s second level. Fire departments from Algoma and Carlton as well as emergency responders from Kewaunee and Luxemburg also provided support. Kewaunee Fire Chief Joe Nemecek says there are some details to figure out still.

Two people had to be transported to an area hospital due to smoke inhalation but they have since been released. The scene was cleared at around 3 p.m.



(Video courtesy of Jake Heffernan)



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