Plover garage total loss in Thursday afternoon fire

TOWN OF PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) Fire destroyed a garage Thursday at a home in the Town of Plover.

Firefighters responded to the home on the 1200 block of Meehan Drive just after 4:15 p.m. with mutual aid from four other fire departments.

The home is highly visible from WI-54 and the fire was called in by a passerby.

Plover fire chief Mark Deaver tells NewsChannel 7 the garage was engulfed with flames when firefighters arrived. Deaver says one person was in the home and didn't realize the garage was on fire. He got out safely.

Firefighters were able to stop the flames from spreading to the home. There was three-foot-gap between the garage and home. Deaver says the garage was built to code with a firewall which helped save the home.

"This had a very good outcome. People were able to spend the night in their home because there was no damage," said Deaver.

The fire was under control within 15 minutes. There are no fire hydrants in the Town of Plover and water had to be trucked in by mutually responding departments. Firefighters from Bancroft, Grand Rapids, Stockton and Hull helped with the response.

Crews were on the scene until about 8 p.m.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.