You were not alone in Door County if you heard more than few sirens over the holiday weekend. The dispatch report from Friday through the beginning of the day on Tuesday showed 329 calls were fielded over the holiday weekend. That includes 110 calls to dispatch on July 4th into the early morning hours on July 5th.
Firefighters tended to four fire calls during the holiday weekend. On July 3rd, Gibraltar Fire and Rescue tended to a vehicle fire near Wandering Road in Fish Creek. Fire Chief Andy Bertges says it started shortly after the vehicle’s owners took it out for a ride after removing it from storage.
The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department also responded to a pair of fires over the weekend. The owner of a vehicle had firefighters check it out after it caught fire on July 2nd on Quincy Street. On July 3rd, firefighters were called to an early evening brush fire near Haberli and Brauer Roads in the Town of Sevastopol. A utility pole was also damaged, which prompted a call to Wisconsin Public Service.
Some landscaping on Mill Road in Sister Bay caught fire on July 4th from a discarded cigarette. Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht reminds residents and visitors that we are coming off a dry spell where conditions could be drier, making the possibility of accidental fires starting more likely.