Door County fire blamed on burning trash

Door County ambulance, June 26 2022
Door County ambulance, June 26 2022(WBAY)
Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 11:51 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 27, 2022 at 7:50 PM CDT
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EGG HARBOR, Wis. (WBAY) - Over a dozen emergency crews assisted with a Door County house fire Sunday.

The Egg Harbor Fire Department said crews responded to a grass fire that spread to a home at 6072 Windsong Bluff Drive around 10 a.m.

Firefighters saw flames coming from the second story of the home.

“Fire crews made an aggressive fire attack until water supply ran low,” Chief Justin MacDonald posted on social media.

Crews laid 2,400 feet of large diameter hose from Reynolds Road to the fire. We first alerted you Reynolds Road was closed from Townline Road to Carlsville Road.

Firefighters got flames under control at 12:09 p.m.

The fire was caused by a burn barrel used to burn trash.

“They were burning some garbage or what have it. They had stepped back inside to check on something and the fire had somehow came out of the burning barrel, spread through the dry grass, and when they came out the side of the house was on fire,” Chief MacDonald told us.

No one was hurt in the fire.

MacDonald wrote crews used around 100,000 gallons of water and 100 gallons of foam to extinguish the fire.

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove, Ephraim, Gibraltar, Baileys Harbor, Jacksonport, Sturgeon Bay, Algoma, Kewaunee, New Franken, Denmark and Southern Door fire departments, BUG Fire from Door County, Door County EMS, Door County Sheriff’s Office, Door County Highway Department and the Door County MABAS Incident Response Team all assisted at the scene.

This was the family’s vacation house. After the fire, the family returned to their primary home in Illinois.


Fire crews responded to a house fire in Egg Harbor Sunday morning.

The Door County Sheriff’s Office says Reynolds Road is closed from Townline Road to Carlsville Road and are asking the public to avoid the area while emergency crews handle the fire.

Authorities tell Action 2 News the fire was reported at 9:56 AM.

No other information is available at this time.

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