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Fire Crews Extinguish Blaze at Home on Mary Dale

Five people inside the home made it out safely before the Menomonee Falls Fire Department arrived to snuff out a house fire Wednesday afternoon.

The Menomonee Falls Fire Department extinguished a blaze Wednesday afternoon that started in a home on Mary Dale Drive just south of Good Hope Road.

The call was received by the MFFD at roughly 1:38 p.m. and crews had extinguished the blaze roughly an hour later. Traffic was still narrowed to one lane for emergency vehicles along Appleton Avenue south of Good Hope Road until the last engine left at 5 p.m.

Fire Chief Jeffrey Hevey said the fire appears to have started in the breezeway of the home between the kitchen and the garage. However, it's still unclear what the cause was. Hevey said the fire appears to have been accidental, and roughly $150,000 in damage occurred. 

All five people that were in the home evacuated unharmed. Firefighters were not harmed in the blaze either.

The Red Cross is taking care of the needs for the family as they transition through their temporary displacement.

Jolene Mislang January 03, 2013 at 01:29 AM
I like you, Fire Fly. I disagree with Jerry too sometimes. Isn't that right dad? It's a shame to have to see that house damaged. There are many memories I cherish from that house.
Kelleen Domanek January 03, 2013 at 02:17 AM
I have many good memories in that house, my Aunt, Uncle and Cousins were always fantastic to visit. Love your cousin Kelly
Awake! January 03, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Glad to hear everyone got out and are ok...please let me know if there is anything I can do to help the family displaced...sorry for your untimely accident...
Wolfpup January 03, 2013 at 02:47 PM
I live behind the house and to the west a few homes... Didn't even realize that there were fire trucks there until later - so many sirens now adays with that medical complex at the top of the hill. Anyhow, I bought my home from my grandmother - and your family did the masonary work on it as well. my dad says to tell you I EEE! Hope it brings you laugh :)
jerry mislang January 03, 2013 at 06:07 PM
Yeah Wolfpup, it made me chuckle. Those were the good ole days...

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