This is what’s left of a house belonging to a family in the Town of Mt. Morris, due to a fire on July 4.

Waushara County residents recover after two fires

On July 5 at around 1:10 am, the Neshkoro Fire Department responded to a fire at N7395 22nd Rd in Neshkoro. Other Fire Departments that responded were Princeton, Wautoma, Redgranite, and Montello. The Waushara County EMS and ambulance also responded. Tom Krueger, Neshkoro Fire Chief, told the Argus the Neshkoro Fire Department was on the scene until roughly 5 am. The heavy layers of their safety gear, the humidity and heat in the air made the conditions for the firemen difficult. There were five occupants in the home when the fire started. The family dog was the one to wake the family. There were no smoke detectors in the home. The occupants were not harmed; however, the home was a complete loss. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. On July 4th at 10:49 pm, the Saxeville - Springwater Fire Department responded to W5286 County Road W in the Town of Mt Morris for a reported structure fire. When crews arrived, they found the east end of the house on fire. The fire was quickly brought under control, and an excavator was brought in to remove a portion of the roof to extinguish hot spots burning between the roofs multiple layers. The exact cause of the fire has not been determined but it is believed to have started on the outside of the house, the homes occupants stated that the power went out just prior to discovering the fire. The Saxeville - Spring-water Fire Department was assisted by Poy Sippi Fire Department, Wild Rose Fire District, Waushara County EMS and Waushara County Sheriff’s Department. The Red Cross responded to both fires and assisted the families. For the Neshkoro fire, the Red Cross set up a canteen, and food and refreshments were donated by Kwik Trip in Wautoma.