Saturday, February 16, 2013
No injuries reported in blaze at Walenta Grinding near 126th Street and Burleigh Avenue.
Firefighters from 10 area departments responded to a Saturday morning blaze at a Brookfield grinding plant on 126th Street, just north of Burleigh Road. Patch's media partners at WISN Channel 12 are reporting that the fire at Walenta Grinding, 3150 N. 126th St., broke out around 9 a.m. An off-duty police officer saw smoke in the area and called 911, WISN reported. The fire was confined to one small area of the building and no injuries were reported, according to WISN. It was brought until control around 10 a.m. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that more than 10 area fire departments assisted in battling the blaze, including Sussex and Wauwatosa. Walenta Grinding was founded in 1949 and is a centerless grinding machine shop that …
Friday, January 11, 2013
No one injured in fire that was brought under control in 30 minutes by Brookfield, Town of Brookfield and Elm Grove firefighters.
No one was injured in a house fire Thursday afternoon in the City of Brookfield. The blaze brought out at 4:30 p.m. in an unoccupied house at 18555 Glenwood Lane and was brought under control by firefighters in about 30 minutes. "First arriving units reported heavy flames in the rear of the building and smoke coming from all side of the roof," the Brookfield Fire Department said in a statement. Town of Brookfield and Village of Elm Grove responded to the fire. The cause is unknown, pending an investigation. Damage is estimated at $127,500.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Numerous agencies doused a fire at a Ridgeview Drive home owned by financially troubled real estate investor Todd Brunner, records show.
(Updated 4 p.m.) A fire caused about $150,000 in damage Friday morning to a Brookfield home owned by a financially troubled Pewaukee real estate investor. The cause of the fire was under investigation. But Brookfield Fire Chief Charlie Myers told Patch: "We do not believe this is a suspicious fire." Initially reported as a fully engulfed garage fire with a house extension, the fire spread to the house at 16820 Ridgeview Dr., northeast of the intersection of Capitol Drive and Calhoun Road. Waukesha County real estate records show $24,000 in back taxes are owed on the Ridgeview home, owned by Todd Brunner, whose bankruptcy and real estate woes have been detailed in an investigation by Cary Spivak of JSOnline.com. According to the Brookfield …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Brookfield fire fighters responded to alarms at Central Bark and Best Western Midway.
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- Lisa Sink
Monday, October 3, 2011
A full evacuation of the Best Western Plus Midway Hotel & Suites was avoided Friday after a sprinkler system helped put out a kitchen fire. Brookfield firefighters also were able to limit the loss for a fire at Central Bark Doggy Day Care on Saturday to a ceiling fan, Fire Chief Charlie Myers said. "Both of these incident are examples of the value of sprinklers system, fire detection systems and the secure lock boxes," Myers wrote in an email. "Damage was reduced and the businesses operations continued." According to police and fire reports: At 2:21 a.m. Friday, Brookfield firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm at the Best Western Midway, 1005 S. Moorland Rd. A sprinkler system and firefighters put out a kitchen fire caused when…
Friday, July 29, 2011
Brookfield firefighters quickly extinguished two recent house fires, one caused by a tipped lamp.
A clothes dryer and tipped lamp caused separate fires each with $1,000 damage, Brookfield firefighters said. Fire crews were called to 4720 Imperial Drive about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a fire in a clothes dryer. The fire, which produced heavy smoke in the basement, was controlled in about 10 minutes, according to the Fire Department. About 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters were called to a condominium at 20155 Independence Drive that was being evacuated. A lamp had tipped over in a second-floor bedroom, landing on some clothes that caught fire. No one was injured in either fire.