Update: Fire officials say massive fire in Polk is now 85 to 90% contained

  • Source: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison
  • Published: 05/23/2023 12:38 AM

As of Monday evening, fire officials said a massive fire in the Town of Polk is 85 to 90% contained. Assistant Fire Chief Brad Schaefer with the Slinger Fire Department said the containment comes after more than 150 firefighters from 45 departments battled the flames for upwards of 24 hours. “We have full-time paid, on-call and volunteer fire departments that are all here working seamlessly together. As a matter of fact, you won't even know that they're from different departments by seeing how that they're working,” Schaefer said. Schaefer said the fire started in a mulch pile, spread to wooden pallets, spread to a building, and then spread to another building before it was finally contained.


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