Gordon fire hall burnsFire destroyed the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department fire hall Thursday afternoon with the department’s equipment inside.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Fire destroyed the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department fire hall Thursday afternoon with the department’s equipment inside. No injuries were reported and it appeared that no one was in the hall at the time the blaze started, according to Wascott Fire Chief Tom Michalek, who responded to the blaze with members of the Barnes, Minong, Solon Springs, Wascott and Gordon volunteer fire departments and the Gordon/Wascott EMS. Michalek estimated the damage could be in the $1.5 million range.
The fire call came in to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at about 11:57 a.m. Thursday and responding officers found it engulfed in flames. Fire crews were mopping up the blaze at about 3 p.m. The cause of the blaze remained under investigation, Michalek said. The fire hall was the incident command for more than 100 municipal firefighters and wildfire crews from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources during the Germann Road fire in May that damaged 7,442 acres of forestland in Douglas and Bayfield counties and destroyed 47 structures.