Overnight bitter cold temperatures again caused problems for local firefighters addressing a house fire in the Town of Eagle.
A call came in around 11:30p.m. regarding a fire at W347 S7281 Sprague Road in the Town of Eagle. Sprague Road was temporarily blocked off on both sides of the scene while crews addressed the blaze.
Twelve units from Waukesha, Walworth, and Jefferson county responded to the four alarm fire. During the blaze units had to address frozen equipment challenging their water supply and icy conditions as temperatures dipped into single digits and windchills well below zero.
North Prairie Auxiliary and City of Waukesha Metro ambulances were dispatched to provide shelter and warmth for those on scene. The scene was cleared after nearly 6 hours fighting the blaze.
The fire is thought to have started from a fire place in the basement of the home. The residents were alerted by working fire alarms and were able to evacuate safely and report the fire. According to the Eagle Fire Department, those residents have been set-up to stay with family.
Andy Shird, Deputy Chief of Eagle Fire Department said that there is expansive damage to the home and the family will be displaced for quite some time.