Ash From Fire Place Cause Of Sunday Fire

No injuries were reported as a result of a garage fire Sunday evening, December 20, 2020. Fond du Lac County Sheriffs Deputies were called just after  6:00 p.m. for reports of the fire, located on Rienzi Rd, in the Town of Fond du Lac. The homeowners were home at the time of the fire, and were notified by an alert passerby.

Preliminary investigation showed the fire began in a garbage can, which contained ash from a wood burning fire place, located directly next to the detached garage. The fire then spread to a portion of the garage before it was extinguished through a combined effort of the homeowners, a passerby, and fire department officials.

The fire was contained to a small portion of the garage and no items of value inside the garage were destroyed. A pickup truck that was parked outside, next to the garbage can, sustained minor damage. The fire is not believed to be suspicious. Deputies from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office along with the Town of Fond du Lac Fire Department and City of Fond du Lac Fire / Rescue responded to the scene.