Back From Vacation: Catching Up On The Past Week

Back to blogging … and back from Disney … and here is what was waiting in my email inbox.

First, the South Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a house fire Monday …

At approximately 5:38 this evening, SMFD responded to a 9-1-1 report of a basement fire at 1717 Edgewood Avenue.  Upon arrival, heavy smoke was seen coming from the house and SMPD reported that two adult, male occupants had self-evacuated prior to their arrival.  SMFD crews advanced hose lines into the basement and found significant heat and zero visibility conditions.  The fire was located and quickly extinguished, but not before the basement suffered significant heat and smoke damage and the first floor suffered moderate smoke damage. Mutual aid departments were called to provide support at the scene and to handle any additional calls that may have come in. Preliminary investigation identified the area of origin, however, absent a thorough inspection of the electrical system, a definite cause could not be identified.  The fire will remain under investigation until more information is learned. The occupants had an alternate place to stay, so the services of the Red Cross were not necessary.  No injuries were reported.

There were also these local headlines …

NOW also published a new police blotter.

And word that the South Milwaukee Police Department is taking part in the Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on Top program, where one of our officers will be sitting atop to the new South Milwaukee location from 6 to 11 a.m. on Friday, August 15, to raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin. Here is a flyer.

And, finally, in case you missed it, before I left I was a proud participant in the Ice Water Challenge, benefiting the Andrew Wszelaki Memorial Foundation. Check out my video on my Facebook page — and be sure to check out images from City Clerk Jim Shelenske’s attempt at last Thursday’s South Milwaukee Downtown Market.

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