10/29 Village of Newburg Home Heavily Damaged by Fire

Firefighters from eight area units including the Newburg Fire Department battled a blaze early Monday morning at a two family duplex on Engee Drive in the Village of Newburg. According to Newburg Fire Chief Paul Fahey, the fire was reported just after six am by a neighbor, who just happened to be a member of the Newburg Fire Department. The duplex was occupied at the time and everyone home was able to get out safely. One of the units was rented by a family of two adults and three children. That family is being helped by the Red Cross on temporary housing and clothing needs. The second unit was rented by a family of three adults they have not requested assistance. The source of the fire has not been determined, but according to Chief Fahey it’s believed to have started in the attic .Estimated damages to the building is over $200,000. The Newburg Fire Department was assisted by firefighters from Fillmore, West Bend, Jackson, Cedarburg, Port Washington, Grafton, Fredonia, and Waubeka. The fire was brought under control by about eight thirty.
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