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Watertown Fire Caused By Hot Embers

There is more information regarding a fire in Watertown that occurred on Friday, September 29. It happened around 2:12 p.m.


The Watertown Fire Department responded to a report of a commercial fire at 1220 American Way. Crews arrived and found smoke coming from an open garage door. An employee had used a fire extinguisher, this helped to control the spread of the fire until the fire department arrived. Firefighters used a hose line to extinguish the remaining fire and fans to ventilate smoke from the building. Crews were on scene for about 2 hours. There was one reported injury, and that person was transported to the hospital for evaluation.


The investigation revealed that the fire originated from hot embers after the use of machinery. Loss estimates are $125,000 for the building, equipment, and other content.


The Watertown Fire Department was assisted by Waterloo, Ixonia, Lebanon, and Johnson Creek Fire Department’s, Jefferson and Horicon EMS, Watertown Police Department, Watertown and Jefferson Dispatch Centers.