A preliminary investigation found the occupant of the home was heating rubbing alcohol to melt ice on their car.
The Racine Fire Department is appealing to its residence to clear snow from neighborhood fire hydrants. But this is a request that could apply to any community.
The Racine Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle on fire within 5 feet of the house located on Victory Avenue in the City of Racine.
RACINE -- Fire officials were called to a house fire near Row Avenue and Howland Avenue Monday afternoon, June 22.As crews arrived shortly after 4 p.m., they saw a man on a balcony who was attempting to contain the fire that started in the second-floor bedroom.
RACINE -- Firefighters on Thursday night, June 18 responded to the scene of a garage fire on Harmony Drive near Charles Street in Racine.
RACINE -- Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire at a two-family, two-story home near Horlick Park in Racine on Sunday, June 14.Officials say the exterior of the home ignited around 11:30 a.m. Sunday -- and caused significant damage to the home.
RACINE -- Fire officials were called to a home near Rapids Drive and Charles Street around 3 a.m. Saturday, June 6 for a single-family residence on fire.Firefighters say one man was found inside the home.
RACINE -- Fire officials responded to a car fire at a residence near De Koven Avenue and Taylor Avenue around 5 a.m. on Sunday, May 16.The vehicle was engulfed in the driveway between two houses causing exterior damage to the siding of both.Racine firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and prevented both houses from sustaining further damage.The residents exited to safety and there were no injuries.The fire is under investigation and no more information is being released.
RACINE -- The Racine Fire Department responded to a call of an active fire in a second-floor apartment near 6th Street and Wisconsin Ave around 3:15 p.m. on Friday, April 30.Upon arrival, heavy fire was seen coming from an apartment on the second floor.
RACINE -- A cigarette discarded into a garbage can caused the front porch to go up in flames Sunday morning, April 26 around 10 a.m.The residents of the home on Hickory Grove Avenue were able to extinguish the fire by the time Racine Fire Department crews arrived.
RACINE -- Firefighters on Saturday, March 8 responded to the scene of a fire near Hamilton Avenue and Superior Street in Racine.
RACINE -- A detached garage caught fire Saturday night in Racine, causing an estimated $40,000 in damages.The Racine Fire Department was called to the scene around 9 p.m. on Dec. 7 for a fire at 313 N.
RACINE -- Seven people were displaced after a young woman used a lighter to burn loose strings on a box spring at a Racine home on Tuesday morning, Nov. 19.It happened shortly before 11 a.m. on Frank Avenue near 6th Street.Officials with the Racine Fire Department said the 19-year-old woman was using the lighter on the box spring in a bedroom on the second floor when fire got inside the box spring and quickly grew out of control.A roommate called 911 as she evacuated with two other women and two 1-year-old boys.Firefighters found heavy fire venting from three windows on the second floor, and fire entering the attic.
RACINE -- Firefighters on Thursday morning, Nov. 14 responded to the scene of a duplex fire near 10th and Racine Street in Racine.
RACINE -- As two men slept in a Racine home early Sunday, Nov. 10, fire burned above them.
RACINE -- Firefighters were called out to a fire at IHOP on Durand Avenue near Elwood Drive Sunday, Oct. 6 following reports of black smoke coming from the roof.Responding crews found heavy smoke inside, and fire in the wall on the west side of the building.
RACINE -- A traffic stop led to a multi-vehicle crash in the area of 14th Street and Washington Avenue in Racine on Friday afternoon, Oct. 4.
RACINE -- Racine authorities responded to a fire that started in the attic of a home near Cleveland and Wright Avenues Tuesday morning, Sept. 10.The Racine Fire Department was called to the scene around 9:30 a.m.The fire was extinguished quickly, officials say and the homeowner and his son were able to evacuate safely.No injuries were reported.The fire department says the home is habitable, with about $8,000 in damage, and was left in the care of the homeowner.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
RACINE -- A food truck caught fire in Racine early morning Monday, Aug. 26 near Kewaunee Street and Horlick Avenue -- and the estimated damage is approximately $60,000.According to officials, fire crews responded to the area for a food truck fire, and quickly put out the fire to prevent it from spreading to a nearby building.No one was injured as a result of the fire, and crews are still investigating.Anyone with information about the fire is encouraged to contact the Racine Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-636-9330.