No injuries in Millville house fire


No injuries were reported in a Saturday fire at the Joan Wacker residence in Millville. The Guttenberg Fire Department responded to the call at 12:30 p.m. and were assisted by departments from Holy Cross, Colesburg, and New Vienna/Luxemburg. The cause of the fire remains undetermined. Visit The Guttenberg Press on Facebook for more photos. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

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 Guttenberg Fire Dept.

On Saturday, March 8, at 12:30 p.m. the Guttenberg Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 2530 South Main Street in Millville. 

First reports were that fire had broken through the roof of the structure. The fire department began a defensive fire attack on the structure to protect surrounding structures and contain the fire to the initial home.

The owner, Joan Wacker, was out of the structure when the fire department arrived and there were no reported injuries. The Tri-State Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist.

After an initial investigation the cause of the fire was undetermined. Because of the extent of damage to the structure a formal investigation did not yield any additional information. The structure was too unsafe to enter and find a cause or point of origin. At this time there are no immediate signs that the fire was intentional, and it is being ruled accidental.

Later in the evening the fire department returned to the scene to extinguish hot spots. The fire department remained on scene until all visible fire sources were contained.

The Guttenberg Fire Department was assisted by the New Vienna/Luxemburg Fire Department, Holy Cross Fire Department, Colesburg Fire Department, Guttenberg Ambulance, Guttenberg Police Department, Clayton County Sheriff’s Department, and American Red Cross.

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