TOWN OF SAUKVILLE -- Firefighters battled a garage in the Town of Saukville on State Highway 33 on Tuesday, November 15th.
Emergency crews responded to the scene around 10:40 a.m. When deputies arrived, flames were visible -- and the garage was fully involved.
The investigation revealed that the homeowner was using a motorized siphon to remove gas from a boat fuel tank when it ignited.
The homeowner sustained serious, but non-life threatening burns on his hands and legs. He was transported to Aurora Medical Center in Grafton by Newburg Rescue.
A Newburg firefighter sustained a heat-related injury and was transported to Aurora Medical Center in Grafton by Port Washington Ambulance.
The following Fire Departments responded to assist with the fire: Newburg, West Bend, Jackson, Saukville, Port Washington, Fredonia, Fillmore, Grafton, Cedarburg, Waubeka, Boltonville, Slinger, Germantown and Kewaskum.
The fire resulted in a total loss to the residence. The incident is currently being investigated, but it does not appear suspicious.
Garage fire in the Town of Saukville