Press Release: Fire at 9091 N. Silverbrook Lane

12/6/2017

For Immediate Release:

Brown Deer, WI: This afternoon at approximately 4:02p.m., the Bayside Communications Center received multiple calls reporting a large fire in an attached garage at 9091 N. Silverbrook Lane in Brown Deer. Fire and law enforcement units were dispatched immediately.

First arriving fire units found a two-story single-family residence with heavy fire coming from the home. At the time of the fire, only one of the family members was home. He was able to evacuate safely prior to the arrival of emergency crews. Due to the heavy volume of fire on arrival, the incident commander upgraded to a 2nd Alarm to bring additional resources to the scene.

Crews deployed multiple hose lines in an aggressive transitional attack. The fire was quickly contained and brought under control. There was heavy fire spread into the walls and attic space of the home. This necessitated extensive overhaul operations.

There were four family pets in the home at the time of the fire, two dogs and two cats. Both of the dogs and one of the cats were successfully located and appeared relatively unharmed; they were reunited with family on the scene. Unfortunately, the other cat succumbed to smoke exposure and died at the scene. There were no injuries to any of the emergency personnel operating on the fireground.

The exact cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation by North Shore Fire/Rescue, and the Brown Deer Police Department, but it is not believed to be suspicious at this time.

There is extensive structural, smoke and water damage to a significant portion of the home. Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at approximately $175,000.

The resident reports that he was alerted to the fire after hearing crackling and the activation of smoke alarms in the home. This serves as a reminder about the importance of having working smoke alarms. Their activation likely provided life-saving warning to the resident, allowing him to evacuate safely.

North Shore Fire/Rescue was assisted on scene by resources from the Milwaukee Fire Department. In addition, several neighboring municipalities provided resources for covering subsequent calls for service during the incident.

For more information regarding this incident, please contact Lieutenant Dan Tyk, at 414-357-0113 ext. 1513 or dtyk@nsfire.org.

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