Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Firefighters battled frigid temperatures Wednesday morning as they put out a porch fire on Kent Street in Sparta. Contributed photo
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:20am
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported fire on a porch at 808 Kent Street in the City of Sparta at 5:34 a.m. Wednesday. When Chief Mike Arnold arrived on the scene the front porch had visible fire and moderate smoke on the first floor. The occupants of the home were alerted by...
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:52am
The Monroe County Sheriff's Department identified the suspect in a pursuit on Interstate 90 May 16, as 52-year-old Robert LaVake, who is a resident of Colorado. The chase started on Interstate 90 and ended when the fleeing vehicle hit a fence and started on fire. According to a police report, the...
The Sparta Area Fire District Department responded to a corn field fire at 18091 County AA in the Town of Adrian. Contributed photo.
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 10:35am
The Sparta Area Fire District Department responded to two fires on Saturday, May 4. The first was a corn field fire at 18091 County AA in the Town of Adrian. The fire was started by burning debris that got out of control and burned 2.5 acres of a corn field. The DNR from Tomah provided assistance...
A trailer house at 1200 Sugarberry Blvd. sustained damage from a fire last Sunday. Contributed photo
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:13am
The Sparta Area Fire District Department responded to a trailer house fire on Sunday, April 28 shortly before 4:30 p.m. According to Fire Chief Mike Arnold, when firefighters arrived at 1200 Sugarberry Blvd. lot 66 they discovered a fire on the exterior side of the trailer. The neighbor saw smoke...
Firefighters arrive at 300 Milwaukee St. after responding to a car fire. Contributed photos.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:04am
Tuesday wasn't a good day in the Sparta area for motorized vehicles. The Sparta Area Fire District responded to two separate incidents involving vehicle fires. The first was Tuesday at 2:12 p.m., when firefighters were called to 19340 Ideal Road in the Town of Leon to extinguish a tree harvester...
Brian T. Zillmer.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:00am
On Feb. 11, at 6:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1050 County Highway S for a residence on fire that was reported by a neighbor. The residence and property was owned by Brian T. Zillmer, 42, of Black River Falls. Officers arrived on scene first at approximately 6:30 p.m. where they did not...
Tomah firefighters work to extinguish a Butts Avenue apartment fire Saturday, March 3. The apartment sustained heavy damage. There were no injuries.
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:39am
A March 3 apartment fire in Tomah remains under investigation, according to Tomah Fire Chief Tim Adler. The department was paged out at 2:32 p.m. to a report of a structure fire at 1315 Butts Ave. When firefighters arrived at the scene heavy flames were coming from the northwest corner of the...

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