Sunday Night Basement Fire Causes Minor Damage

A Sunday evening basement fire near Lamartine caused minor damage to the home but no injuries.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department was called out Sunday just before 10:10 p.m. for a report of smoke coming from a basement in a residence located on Hwy. 23, near Lamartine.

Fire Departments from at least 4 area communities responded, with crews able to extinguish the blaze before it was able to spread.

The homeowner and a cat were able to escape.

The blaze caused minor damage to the basement, as well as smoke damage throughout the structure, causing the homeowner to be displaced for the evening.

Assistance at the scene was provided by the Lamartine, Eldorado, Rosendale and City of Fond du Lac Fire Departments, along with North Fond du Lac Ambulance and RIT Team 1.