Brownsville Residents Evacuated In Apartment Fire

A Sunday morning apartment fire remains under investigation in Brownsville.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fire in an apartment building on Main St in the Village Of Brownsville shortly after 7:30 am on Sunday, November 28, 2021.  Fire and Rescue personnel arrive to find smoke and flames visible in the apartment, and subsequently evacuated the entire complex. 

Multiple fire departments were dispatched and the fire was quickly extinguished.  The fire was limited to the apartment where it started.  However, there was smoke and water damage to at least two of the apartments, which displaced the occupants.  The Red Cross was contacted by the fire department and has been in touch with those tenants for temporary relocation.  There were 4 apartments in the building. 

One occupant was evaluated by EMS for possible smoke inhalation, but was not transported.  A child occupant received a very minor burn, which did not require first aid.

The cause of the fire was determined to have been a child using a lighter.  No criminal charges are expected at this time.  Responding to the incident were the Brownsville, Lomira, and Knowles Fire Departments, Brownsville First Responders and Fond du Lac Paramedics, and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office. A