Overnight Fire At Dartford Inn Near Ripon

Multiple agencies were on the scene for most of the overnight at a large fire located at the Dartford Inn.

The motel is located at the intersection of Hwy. 23 and Hwy. 49, just west of Ripon.

Crews were notified shortly before midnight Thursday (2/3/2022), with the fire being mostly extinguished by Friday morning.

All occupants were evacuated safely from the motel, and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

There’s been no cause given yet as to what may have caused the blaze, and no word on any injuries or total damage caused to the motel.

The incident remains under investigation by the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the WI Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigations.

The Green Lake / Brooklyn Fire Department was assisted by Berlin, Ripon, Markesan, Princeton, Brandon/Fairwater, Montello, Poy Sippi, Redgranite and Omro Fire Departments.

Fire units remained on scene for approximately 8 hours.

The Dartford Inn dates back to 1949.