Kiel firefighters called to small fire at Amerequip factory

Employees of Amerequip in Kiel were temporarily evacuated from their large Kiel factory on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 23 after a report of flames and smoke in the painting area.

According to the Kiel Fire Department, at approximately 3:42 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to the factory at 1015 Calumet Ave.

Upon arrival fire crews were guided to the painting area where there was heavy smoke present. Upon further investigation flames were also still visible. Crews immediately deployed hose lines and the fire was knocked down prior to the 10-minute benchmark. Crews remained on scene for an hour for overhaul operations. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

The Kiel Fire Department and Ambulance Service were assisted on scene by Chilton Fire, Elkhart Lake Fire, Kiel Police Department, Kiel Utilities, Manitowoc County Joint Dispatch Center, New Holstein Fire and St. Anna Fire.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for taking part in our commenting section. We want this platform to be a safe and inclusive community where you can freely share ideas and opinions. Comments that are racist, hateful, sexist or attack others won’t be allowed. Just keep it clean. Do these things or you could be banned:

• Don’t name-call and attack other commenters. If you’d be in hot water for saying it in public, then don’t say it here.

• Don’t spam us.

• Don’t attack our journalists.

Let’s make this a platform that is educational, enjoyable and insightful.

Email questions to

Share your opinion


Join the conversation

Recommended for you