TOWN OF OTTAWA - The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is investigating a house fire that broke out as contractors were doing electrical work.

Firefighters from the Western Lakes Fire District were called to S4995 McCoy Parkway at 9:06 p.m. May 18 for a report of a house fire, according to a news release from the fire district.  

Crews arrived at 9:17 p.m. and found the fire was in the home's garage. As crews fought the blaze, the flames spread to the second level of the home, the release said. 

The fire was under control at about 9:45 p.m., the release said.

The two contractors at the residence were evaluated for smoke inhalation and possible burns, but did not require hospitalization. No firefighters were injured during the incident.

Western Lakes Fire District Fire Chief Brad Bowen said the home was for sale, and no one was living there at the time of the fire. The house is now uninhabitable because of fire damage.

Contractors working on the house said they were completing electrical work when a spark ignited flammable liquids in the area. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, the release said. All units had left the scene by 12:37 a.m.

Assisting the Western Lakes department were the Wales-Genesee Fire Department, North Prairie Fire Department, Eagle Fire Department and Western Waukesha RIC team from the town of Delafield, Lake Country Fire and Rescue and Stone Bank. 

The town of Delafield and Mukwonago Fire Department were on standby to handle any other incidents that came in.


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