Jan. 27, 2019
The Brillion News
STOCKBRIDGE – A fire that began in the basement of a home on the east side of Stockbridge on Saturday left a family with nothing.
When the fire was discovered, the family got out, but within minutes, the structure was engulfed in flames. Firefighters from Calumet, Brown, Manitowoc and Fond du Lac counties battled the five-alarm blaze.
A high-hoe had to be brought into the tear down what remained on the home to all firefighters to get at all of the fire.
Firefighters were on the scene for nearly nine hours. The cold weather was a significant problem as was ice from the firefighting effort. The Calumet County Highway Department provided salt at the scene.
The home was owned by a former member of the Stockbridge Fire Department.
The family escaped with nothing and friends were collecting clothing for the father, mother and two sons.
Mom: Size 14 pants, large shirt, size 9 shoes.
Dad: 36×34 pants, XXL shirt, size 14 shoes.
Older son: 34×34 pants, XL shirt, size 12 shoes.
Younger son: 34×36 pants, L shirt, size 14 shoes.
Donations may be dropped off at the barn on the family’s property, 4565 County Road E.
Donations are also being taken in Sherwood at N384 Military Road.
The Stockbridge Fire Department thanked people from the community, and businesses, for donating food and beverages for the firefighters during the battle.