Deerfield home total loss, pets may not have gotten out safely from early-morning fire
DEERFIELD, Wis. — The Deerfield Fire Department is investigating what caused an early-morning house fire on Thursday.
Multiple departments were called to the home at 3334 County Highway W, just south of Schuster’s Farm, at 4:24 a.m. Thursday. When crews arrived at the scene, they saw heavy amounts of smoke and flames.
Deerfield Fire Chief Josh Sewell says they activated the box alarm to call for help from several area fire departments due to the home’s rural location. Multiple tenders from across the area were called to haul in water to help fight the fire because there were no fire hydrants on the street. A total of seven departments — Deergrove EMS, Deerfield Fire, Cambridge Fire, Cottage Grove Fire, Marshall Fire, Lake Mills Fire, and Monona Fire — responded to the scene.
Sewell says firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire. One person was inside the home at the time but was able to get out. An EMS crew performed a routine check on the woman, but she did not need to be treated for any injuries. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says there were several pets in the house that may not have been able to escape.
While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Sewell believes the fire started inside the home and may have been caused by an electrical issue, and is not believed to be suspicious.
The Dane County Sheriff’s Department says the home appears to be a total loss. The Red Cross is responding to the scene to help the people who were displaced.
Firefighters are on the scene of a residential fire early Thursday morning in the Town of Deerfield.
The initial call for a fire at 3334 County Highway W came in at 4:24 a.m. Thursday, just south of Schuster’s Farm. Crews from multiple area fire departments were asked to respond. Dane County dispatch confirmed to News 3 that crews were responding to an active structure fire but could not confirm how many departments were on scene.
One person was home at the time of the fire and was able to get out of the house.
News 3 has a crew on the way to the scene and will have more updates as information becomes available.
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