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No injuries in Saturday night fire

By Brandi Makuski

Plover police say there were no injuries in a Saturday structure fire on the southwest side of the village.

Metro Fire crews were called to the 2831 Matthew Dr., located in a neighborhood just south of Paradise Bar & Grille, at about 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 23. A caller reported flames and heavy smoke in a garage attached to the single-family home.

A Metro Fire response—consisting of Stevens Point, Plover, and Hull fire departments—is standard procedure anytime smoke or flames are reported in a structure.

Sgt. Brent Thauer of the Plover Police Department said four people inside the home escaped without incident, along with their dog. The family was provided shelter by a neighbor while firefighters knocked out the flames.

Plover Assistant Fire Chief Tim Cisewski said the fire started in the garage but the cause is yet to be determined.

“It came up to the house wall, but it was a pretty good firewall, so there was very minimal extension into the house,” he said. “As of right now, it should be habitable.”

Cisewski said crews spent most of the night clearing out the garage, where one person in the home, who was in the process of moving, had stored many personal items.

Crews were on the scene until about 8:10 p.m. As a precaution, Wisconsin Public Service also responded to the scene.