107.1 The Bull linkKFIZ News AM 1450 on Facebook
Listen Live to KFIZ.1 FM
KFIZ Closings and Cancellations in the Fond du Lac, WI area.  Sponsored by Airtech Heating and Cooling
KFIZ South Valley Weather Updates
KFIZ social network facebook and Twitter feeds

Newsletter Sign-Up

Captcha Image

Wisconsin Farm Report with Pam Jahnke   WRN - Wisconsin Radio Network
Advertise with KFIZ.1 FM
  Jerry Schneider Band Polka Show 9:00 AM - Noon Saturdays on KFIZ

Malfunctioning Refrigeration Unit to Blame for Smoke In FDL Grocery Store


A Fond du Lac grocery store had to be evacuated Saturday afternoon after a refrigeration unit malfunctioned and caused smoke to fill the store. Firefighters responded to Festival Foods just after 12:30 pm for a report of smoke coming from the refrigeration room. Upon arrival, people inside the store were already being evacuated. One team of firefighters assisted in evacuation efforts, while another team was able to isolate the refrigeration unit, which was leaking oil, to stop the smoke from continuing to spread. The Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Team determined the oil being used was not toxic. The smoke was cleared from the store after about 90 minutes, and the Fond du Lac Public Health Inspector was called in to ensure safety before the store re-opened. 

“We were grateful for the calm manner in which patrons and store employees exited the store,” Fire Chief Peter O’Leary said in a news release. “We know the inconvenience today’s incident caused to Festival Foods and their guests. Festival Foods employees did a fantastic job helping us mitigate the emergency.”

Comments 0

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow readers.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in article.

Post a Comment
Required *

- +


Captcha Image
KFIZ Phone: 920-921-1071
All content © 2012 Mountain Dog Media, USA
Web Design and Development by Wyld_Desyns LLC - "Take Your Business to the Next Level!