Fire at home in Washington County leads to $50K in damage; no one injured

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Firefighters on Sunday night, March 21st were called out the scene of a house fire on Paradise Drive in the Town of Trenton. The call came in shortly after 9:00 p.m.

When officials arrived on scene, heavy smoke was seen coming from the residence. The homeowner advised that he had been attempting to repair the fuel oil furnace, which was not functioning correctly, when it started on fire.

The fire was contained to the basement area, however, parts of the residence sustained heavy smoke damage.

Preliminary damage estimates are approximately $50,000.

Paradise Road was closed between Cty Tk M and Wausaukee Road for approximately two hours to assist in extinguishing the fire.

Fire Departments from West Bend, Fillmore, Cedarburg, Saukville, Waubeka, Jackson, and Port Washington Ambulance responded to assist in extinguishing the fire.