Fire in Calumet County draws dozens of first responders

Posted: 4:12 AM, Mar 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-13 01:00:01Z

It took firefighters from six departments to put out a shed fire and save nearby houses in Calumet County.

The fire began around 3:00 a.m on Monday. 

Fire crews say they faced a couple of challenges. It was tough to find enough water sources for a rural area and the fire burned hotter than most.

"What made it so hot was the tires that were inside the building on the second level. There was some cars in there, torches, oxygen torches. It was a regular workshop and a wood frame construction, so it just got hot real quick," explained Hollandtown Fire Chief John VerVoort.

A shed was destroyed and three nearby houses have minor damage.

No one was injured.