Midnight fire guts rural Stockbridge home: Firefighter gets couple out in time

UPDATED AT 12:20 P.M.

Posted at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Brillion News


TOWN OF STOCKBRIDGE - A midnight fire gutted the second floor of a frame home in the 5600 block of Moehn Road early on the morning of Wednesday, May 12.

Thanks to Captain Joe Kuhn of the Stockbridge Volunteer Fire Department, the people inside got out in time.


Stockbridge Fire Chief Michael Funk said the incident began around midnight when a lady driving down the road saw the flames coming from the roof of the home and called the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department 911 center.

“One of my firefighters decided to go straight to the scene instead of responding to the station,” the chief said. “When he got to the house, the people were still in the house. Flames were coming out of the roof. He alerted them and they both got out of the house.”


Funk said that, in the first floor of the home, you could not tell the second floor was ablaze.

Fire departments from throughout Calumet County, as well as some from ManitowocCounty, BrownCounty, OutagamieCounty and Fond du Lac County were called to assist - most sending water tankers to ferry water from Lake Winnebago to the fire scene. Wrightstown, Hollandtown, Collins, Buchanan, Kiel and the Town of Fond du Lac fire departments all sent men and apparatus to supplement the Stockbridge, Harrison, Chilton, Forest Junction, Hilbert and Brillion crews.

Stockbridge, Chilton, Potter and the Town of Calumet battled the fire while the other departments trucked water to the scene a mile east of State 55, northeast of Stockbridge.

An expanded story will appear in the May 20 print edition of THE BRILLION NEWS.