Fire chief: Response to paper warehouse fire may be largest in Wisconsin history

  • Source: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay
  • Published: 07/12/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Firefighters from across the state say they’re still recovering from the Combined Locks fire that engulfed a paper warehouse over the weekend. The Combined Locks fire chief said Monday this fire had one of the biggest -- if not the biggest -- fire responses in Wisconsin’s history. He also said he couldn’t be more grateful for the help from 67 agencies and 700 emergency responders who helped to put this fire out. From Pittsville in the center of Wisconsin to Door County on the eastern edge, agencies from all across the state hurried to Combined Locks Friday. “We knew right away from arriving on scene that this was something we could not handle by ourselves and that we needed help,” Chief Ken Wiedenbauer said. Wiedenbauer told us more than 6 million gallons of water from both the river and municipal water supply were used to put out the fire, setting a record for the Combined Locks Fire Department.


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