Investigators continue to look into the cause of a fire on Highway 42 near Sunny Slope Road in Egg Harbor Wednesday afternoon.
The Egg Harbor Fire Department was called to the scene just after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday for a report of smoke coming from the basement. Wisconsin Public Service had cut the power to the home by the time Egg Harbor firefighters arrived on the scene, only to find that heavy smoke was also coming out of a second-floor window. No flames were found by crews, but approximately 200 gallons of water were used to help cool the upstairs area.
The fire was under control just after 1:15 p.m. with the mutual aid units from the fire departments of Sturgeon Bay, Jacksonport, Ephraim, and Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Departments, Door County Emergency Services, and the Door County Sheriff’s Department able to leave shortly after. Fire Chief Justin MacDonald gave special kudos to Wisconsin Public Service for recognizing an issue was happening and taking the necessary steps to cut the power and alert the authorities. The residence was unoccupied at the time, though the second story of the building is now unhabitable due to the smoke and water damage caused by the fire. Crews were able to salvage most of the items on the first floor without injury.