Tenants evacuated safely during apartment fire in Howard

Flames were shooting through the roof of the building on Lavender Lane when firefighters arrived early Friday morning
Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 5:56 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2023 at 9:39 AM CDT
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HOWARD, Wis. (WBAY) - Firefighters from around Brown County are still fighting an apartment fire in Howard 90 minutes after the emergency call came in.

They’ve been at the scene on the 2600-block of Lavender Lane, near Cardinal Lane, since just after 4:30 a.m. They arrived to see flames shooting through the roof.

A box alarm was issued, bringing in fire crews from other departments, including Green Bay and Pulaski.

Many tenants already got themselves out of the building safely but firefighters began an apartment-to-apartment search for others and everyone was accounted for. A Howard fire lieutenant we spoke with didn’t have an official number of how many people live there.

“We have everyone accounted for that was inside at the time. They have all been evacuated and we have them at a safe location and the Red Cross will be with them. The fire is on the second floor. Most of the people had self-evacuated,” Lt. Chris Hohol, Howard Fire Department, said.

The fire continued burning in the attic, and crews used a ladder truck to attack those flames from the outside. They had the fire out a short time later.

By 9 a.m., most of the fire trucks left.

No one was injured by the fire or evacuating the building.

What started the fire wasn’t immediately known. Firefighters will be going inside the building to investigate.

Howard firefighters found flames through the roof and called for support