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Wednesday storm capsizes boat, causes fire

The storm front that came through Door County Wednesday afternoon is to blame for a pair of incidents in Egg Harbor. At 3:45 p.m. a boater had to be pulled from the water approximately 100 yards offshore near White Cliff Road. The sailboat the boater was on capsized shortly after the storm front brought heavy rains and windy conditions. Mutual aid was requested immediately from Gibraltar Fire and Rescue for the use of their boat, but Egg Harbor Fire Chief Andy Staats says the boater was able to get onto another vessel unharmed.

About 35 minutes after tending to the water rescue, the Egg Harbor Fire Department responded to a telephone pole fire near Birch Lane. Staats says the fire was extinguished by the time they got there after a branch fell onto a live wire. The department closed the road until Wisconsin Public Service was able to come and fix the issue.

 

Picture courtesy of Egg Harbor Fire Department.

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