Area fire department assists at Outagamie County fire

  • Source: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau
  • Published: 07/13/2022 12:00 AM

A fire in Outagamie County over the weekend may have had the largest response to a fire in Wisconsin history. Officials say a fire at a paper warehouse in the village of Combined Locks saw 700 responders from 67 fire departments. The Pittsville Fire Department was asked to send a strike team to haul water, so they drove nearly two hours to assist throughout the night. It all came together because of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). It helps dispatchers know which combination of firefighters and equipment to send to help out at a scene. Pittsville Fire Chief Jerry Minor says MABAS is immensely helpful, especially as staffing issues plague fire departments.


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