By Tim Kowols
A fire damaged the first floor of a home in the Town of Union after it started in the living room Monday morning. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department was called to 10913 Bayshore Road around 4:45 a.m. after the home’s owner discovered the fire and called 911. When crews arrived, flames were coming out of the side of the house trying to reach the second floor. From there, firefighters went inside the home to put the blaze out and prevent further damage. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie said an exact cause is unknown at this point, but he pointed out the importance of making sure your furnace is maintained and smoke detectors are working.
The BUG Fire Department relied on the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System to help limit the damage of the home. Fire Departments from Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door, Algoma, and Luxemburg came to assist in the fire while Ephraim was on call to cover any other local emergencies. Door County Emergency Services also responded to the call, but no injuries were reported. Crews began departing the scene shortly after 7 a.m.