Kaukauna car wash damaged by vehicle fire

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Published: Jun. 1, 2023 at 9:49 PM CDT
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KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WBAY) - A fire at a Kaukauna car wash caused a combined $85,000 damage to the business and a pickup truck.

On Thursday, June 1, at 3:19 PM, the Kaukauna Fire Department was dispatched to the Best Wash car wash located at 2600 Konkapot Trail Road for a report of a truck on fire inside one of the wash bay areas.

When firefighters arrived, they saw a pickup truck burning in the center wash bay, according to a statement issued by Kaukauna Fire & Rescue.

The fire was already venting through the roof of the structure with heavy smoke and flames. The driver of the vehicle wasn’t hurt and moved away from the fire.

By the time the fire was extinguished, the car wash sustained significant damage to the roof and rollup doors of the affected wash bay. Estimated damages of the structure are $50,000. The truck is considered a total loss with damage estimated around $35,000.

No cause for the fire was given. However, Kaukauna Fire & Rescue reminded the public in its statement that vehicle fires can get out of control quickly due to many combustible fluids used in cars and the materials they are made from. The statement further reads that drivers should always exit their vehicles quickly if a fire breaks out and not attempt to put the fire out but rather call 911 immediately.