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Cause unknown in barn, RV fire

The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department is still searching for answers regarding an early morning fire in the town of Gardner.


Crews were dispatched just after 6 a.m. when the homeowner on Claflin Park Road called 911 to report that his barn and recreational vehicle were on fire. Both the barn and the RV were fully engulfed by the time firefighters from B.U.G., Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, Casco, and Luxemburg could start putting out the fire. B.U.G. Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says there are a lot of possibilities as to what started the fire.

Door County EMS, the Door County Sheriff’s Department, and Wisconsin Public Service also responded to the fire. Vandertie says two different insurance companies were helping sort out the details while a cause is trying to be found. In addition to the RV, two boats, tools, and other items inside the barn were completely destroyed by the fire. The blaze also caused heat damage to an ATV and another nearby structure.  No injuries were reported and crews were able to depart from the scene just before 7:40 a.m.


Picture courtesy of Curt Vandertie

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