A fire caused an estimated $65,000 in damage early Tuesday morning to a house in the 200 block of First Street, according to the Waterford Fire Department. A call for a structure fire came in at 1:47 a.m. Five minutes later, an off-duty firefighter responded to the blaze and deployed an X-Tinguish FST, a device that deploys chemicals to control fires.
Fire crews arrived about a minute later and had the fire under control within seven minutes of their arrival. Investigators determined the fire started in a bedroom used for storage after an electric appliance failed and ignited the bed and nightstand. The fire did not spread beyond the bedroom.
Firefighters from Rochester, Tichigan, Mukwonago and Vernon all responded, as did Waterford Police and Racine County Sheriff’s deputies.