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Sparta Area Fire District

Smoke billows from the Great Wall Buffet in Sparta Dec. 29. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:32am
Investigators have ruled that a Dec. 29 fire at the Great Wall Buffet in Sparta was an accident. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, restaurant staff were preparing to-go orders when a fire started on the grill.  He said water was thrown on the fire in attempt to extinguish it...
Smoke billows from the Great Wall Buffet in Sparta Tuesday, Dec. 29. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 11:33am
The Great Wall Buffet in Sparta suffered heavy fire and smoke damage Tuesday, Dec. 29, after a fire started in the kitchen. The blaze was one of two structure fires the Sparta Area Fire District responded to last week. They also battled a blaze at a Town of Leon home New Year’s Day, where the sole...
Emergency personnel responded to head-on collision on Hwy. 27 in the Town of Little Falls Dec. 31 that left two people injured. Contributed photo
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 9:42am
Two people sustained injuries and one was arrested after a two-car head-on collision Thursday, Dec. 31 in the Town of Little Falls. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. on Hwy. 27 north of Cty. Hwy. S when a GMC Arcadia driven by Clifford Hoover, 31,...
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 - 9:20am
The Sparta Area Fire District (SAFD) was dispatched at approximately 4:02 p.m. yesterday to a reported structure fire at the Great Wall Buffet located at 516 West Wisconsin Street in the City of Sparta. When crews arrived flames were visible coming from the rear of the building as the fire started...
Firefighters extinguish a car that caught fire in the Long Branch Bar & Grill Monday. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:23am
Monroe County Deputies arrested a Sparta man Monday after his car started on fire in Cataract. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department responded to a car fire at the Long Branch Bar & Grill parking lot just before midnight. The  car sustained extreme damage and...
The owner of this house at 114 S. Thayer St. in Sparta ended up in a Madison hospital where he is being treated after escaping the flames through an upstairs window. Contributed photo
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:38am
A Sparta couple escaped with their lives but didn’t escape injury in a house fire that started Monday night. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, his department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 114 South Thayer at 11:49 p.m.  When he arrived, Sparta police were...
Sparta firefighters extinguish flames at garage in rural Sparta ignited by a lightning strike. The fire spread to the house, which also received damage. Contributed photos
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:10am
A lightning strike from a severe storm that blew through the area Tuesday evening caused a fire at a rural Sparta house. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, firefighters responded to the scene at 15758 Hammer Road in the Town of Sparta where lighting started a garage on fire...
Sparta firefighters spent five hours fighting a blaze Wednesday night that destroyed a house in the Town of Leon. Homeowners Jason and Jennifer Holliday and their two daughters escaped but the home was left uninhabitable. Contributed photos
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:35am
A Leon area family was left homeless after their house went up in flames Wednesday night. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, his crew responded to a reported house fire at 19433 Jamboree Road in the Town of Leon at 10:16 a.m. Arnold, who was the first on the scene, said when...
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...
A vehicle driven by a Bangor man rolled and caught fire Monday on Iberia Avenue in the Town of Sparta. Contributed photo
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:34am
A man escaped serious injury Monday thanks to the help of two unidentified passersby who pulled him from a burning vehicle in rural Sparta. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, his department was dispatched at 12:38 p.m. to a reported one vehicle roll over on Iberia Avenue in...

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