Early-morning fire damages Kiel home

An early-morning fire caused an estimated $75,000 damage to a Kiel home on Monday, Jan. 4.

According to Captain Kevin J. Voland of the Kiel Fire Department, at around 4:32 a.m. the Kiel Fire Department was dispatched to 1141 Sixth St. for a report of smoke and flames in the kitchen of a single-family home. The residents were asleep on the second floor when they were awakened by the smoke detector. The residents and their dog were able to escape unharmed.

Upon entering the home, fire crews encountered heavy flames and heat conditions on the first floor. Fire also extended to the basement and exterior of the home. The fire was under control within 10 minutes of the first arriving fire unit. Ventilation and overhaul operations continued for about one hour.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Manitowoc County fire investigators and the Kiel Police Department.

Also assisting at the scene were personnel from Kiel Fire Department Ambulance, Chilton Fire, Elkhart Lake Fire, New Holstein Fire, St. Anna Fire, Kiel Police, New Holstein Police, the Manitowoc County Fire Investigation Team, and the Kiel Electrical Department.

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