Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue says a candle was left burning when no one was home, causing a fire that damaged part of a house on County Rd. V Thursday afternoon.
The fire department says smoke detectors alerted people nearby, who called 911. Firefighters were able to limit the fire damage to one room, while there was smoke damage to other rooms.
Firefighters say the candle was in a corner of a room used for quilting and crafting. When the candle melted the top of a plastic shelving unit, the flames spread to the nearby combustibles.
Firefighters plan to go around the neighborhood on Friday to discuss fire safety. They’ll offer to inspect homes, hand out fire safety literature, and remind people about the value of working smoke detectors.
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Mike Revolinski is being remembered as a “super good guy” who always wore a smile on his face.
Revolinski, who perished in Tuesday’s house explosion and resulting fire in the Village of Rome, was a former chief of the Rome Fire Department who had served in that capacity for about 10 years.
“He would do anything for anybody—(he was) very, very helpful,” said family spokesman Kevin Broedlow, brother-in-law to Mike and Sharon Revolinski who had resided at the home destroyed in the blast. “He always had a joke for you if you asked him.”
Sharon, who escaped the explosion without injury, was gathered with her family Tuesday at the site located at the corner of Water and Milwaukee streets. “Sharon wasn’t in the house at the time, so she escaped unharmed,” Broedlow said.
He described Mike as someone who always kept everyone in the loop.
“He was the type of guy who would call you if there was a bad thunderstorm coming, things like that,” Broedlow said. “He made you aware of what was going on, stuff like that. Just a truly genuine person.”
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A 21-year-old man was transported by helicopter to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah after being ejected from his SUV.
It happened around 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 29 near W. County Road A and Forest Dr. in Plymouth, Wisconsin.
The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office said the man lost control of his SUV, and his injuries are believed to be life threatening. The incident is still under investigation.
Sheboygan County Sheriffs were assisted by Glenbeulah First Responders, Elkhart Lake First Responders, Greenbush Fire Department, Orange Cross Ambulance and Flight for Life Ambulance.
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