Wisconsin Box Company Fire
A major fire hit Cleveland Wednesday August 1st, 2007 at approximately 7:15pm.
Consuming much of the manufacturing and warehouse facilities of Wisconsin Box
Company, mutual aid responded from as far away as Kiel and Two Rivers.
More than 200 firefighters from 17 fire departments battled the blaze and stayed on throughout
most of the night. With as many as 15 nozzles
running, the hydrant water was drawn down quickly and was complicated by the
loss of power more or less throughout the community, including the multiple municipal water
pumps. Pumpers and tankers then resorted to Lake Michigan waters until
late into the evening when power was restored and the pumps restarted. A big thank you to all
those who helped protect the rest of our community and to those that supported
these heroic firefighters and EMT's!!
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