On Saturday March 8, 2014 at 12:30pm the Guttenberg Fire Department was dispatched
to 2530 South Main Street in Millville. Upon arrival of the first fire personnel it was determined to be a working structure fire in a two story home.
First reports from fire personnel 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.
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 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 where contained to the best of our ability. Fortunately the owner, Joan Wacker, was out of the structure when the fire department arrived and there are no reported injuries. The Tri State Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist.
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. (Photo Courtesy Guttenberg Fire Department)