By Tim Kowols
Fire Departments in Kewaunee and Door Counties have been busy over the last 24 hours. Algoma, Southern Door and Kewaunee Fire Departments reported to a home on Stassen Street in Algona after receiving heavy smoke and flames coming from the basement. Fire Chief Tom Ackerman Jr. told DoorCountyDailyNews.com that the fire did make its way up to the attic, but thanks to its mutual aid partners it was able to control the fire within about 30 minutes.
A separate blaze at the SkipperBuds Quarterdeck Marina in Sturgeon Bay damaged the exterior of one building. The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was paged just after 5 a.m. to find a support beam ignited as the fire climbed up the side of the building. Lt. Mike Smith says they were able to put out the fire before it got inside.
In both cases, no injuries were reported and are subject to further investigation.