Our Dept. responded as automatic aid to the Town of Newbold for a structure fire on Spider Lake Rd. Newbold arrived on scene confirming a working structure fire with heavy fire on second story. Firefighters made entry on the structure on the first level and second level attacking the fire but only for sometime before switching to a exterior attack only due to the roof was failing.
MABAS (mutual, aid, box, alarm, system) was a…ctivated to the second alarm on this call bringing in resources from Lake Tomahawk, Minocqua, Woodruff, Cassian, Nokomis, Little Rice, Crescent, Pelican, Rhinelander, and Oneida County Command Post all assisting to help extinguish the fire.
Firefighting efforts were extremely hampered due to this structure having multiple roofing layers and celling layers from remodeling over the years. Pelican’s Ladder was used for an elevated master stream to assist extinguishing the fire. Two Firefighters were treated on scene for heat exhaustion.
Oneida County medic and Sheriff’s Dept. also assisted Newbold on scene.
Firefighters were on scene for 7 hours extinguishing the fire. Pine Lake Engine 1, Engine 2, Tanker 1, Tanker 2, and Rescue 1 responded to this call.