It is still not exactly known how a fire started inside a home in Forestville Friday morning.
The Southern Door Fire Department had to drive just a few blocks to the home on Lucerne Drive when they received the call at approximately 8 a.m. According to Southern Door Fire Department Chief Rich Olson, flames and smoke were coming out of the kitchen window when they arrived. Thanks to the quick work of the Southern Door Fire Department and their mutual aid partners in Algoma, Brussels-Union-Gardner, Luxemburg, and Sturgeon Bay, crews were able to begin leaving the scene just after 9 a.m. before clearing it at 10:30 a.m. Olson says only one person was at home at the time, crediting him with calling 911 right away and staying calm throughout the whole ordeal.
There were no injuries as a result, but the fire did heavily damage the kitchen and portions of the basement where it is initially believed to have started. The entire home also suffered extensive smoke damage.