TOWN OF FREEDOM — Two adults and four children were displaced Thursday following a fire in their town of Freedom home.
Firefighters from multiple agencies battled heavy fire that broke out Thursday morning in the kitchen of the home.
According to a Red Cross spokesperson, the agency provided emergency assistance for things like temporary lodging, meals and clothing, as well as access to health and mental health resources.
Alongside community partners, the Red Cross says they’ll work with the family in the days ahead on the next steps in their recovery.
The Freedom Fire Department was sent about 7:45 a.m. Thursday to a house on fire on Weyers Road in the Town of Freedom.
Vandenbroek-Kaukauna Fire Dept was also paged under an auto-aid agreement.
While in route, MABAS Box card 2-2 was called to the second alarm level, according to a news release.
When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming from the eves and roof vents. When they got inside they found heavy fire in the kitchen area.
The fire was knocked down quickly, according to a news release, and overhaul took about two hours.
The family is being assisted with immediate needs by the Red Cross.
Freedom EMS, Outagamie Cty Sheriffs Dept., Wis. State Patrol, Gold Cross Ambulance, Vandenbroek- Kaukauna Fire & Rescue, Center FD, Oneida FD, Grand Chute FD, Appleton FD, Outagamie Cty CERT, Outagamie Cty Victim Crisis Response Unit assisted.
Since the start of 2022, the American Red Cross of Wisconsin has helped 861 people at more than two-and-a-half home fires per day. This work happens because of our dedicated volunteers.
People interested in joining their Disaster Action Teams (DAT) as a volunteer to help their neighbors through their toughest times can sign up and share at https://www.redcross.org/DAT.