KAUKAUNA — The American Red Cross is helping a family displaced by a fire Tuesday in Hollandtown.

The Hollandtown Fire Department responded Tuesday to a home on Katie Lane for a report of a kitchen fire.

The family of six, including four children, was able to make it out of the house safely and uninjured, however one pet was lost in the fire, according to the fire department.

The fire was quickly knocked down, but the interior of the house was badly damaged.

Forest Junction Fire, Wrightstown First Responders, County Rescue, and the Brown County Sheriff’s Department assisted.

The Red Cross was notified Friday, and continues to emergency aid for lodging and meals, and access to health resources to the family, according to a news release.

The Red Cross will work alongside partners in the community to help this family through the next steps in their recovery over the days and weeks ahead, according to a news release.

Also on Friday, Red cross volunteers helped numerous people in New London displaced, along with pets, after a multi-unit home fire on Robin Street.

The New London Fire Department responded to a fire in a duplex shortly after 4 p.m.

After all the residents were confirmed to be out, a secondary search began to rescue pets including a rabbit, a guinea pig, a hamster and two cats. The two cats escaped on their own and the other pets were rescued by firefighters and appeared unharmed.

Fire damage was confined to the two garage stalls, one vehicle inside the garage, and the attic immediately above the garages, according to a news release.

There was significant smoke and water damage to each apartment on either side of the conjoining garage stalls. One family of five and one family of two were both displaced as a result and the Red Cross was brought in to assist both families.

Teams from the Red Cross are providing comfort and emergency needs for a family of five in one unit, including three children, and an adult who lives in a second unit.

Other family members who were not home at the time may need and receive additional support. The Red Cross will keep working with these families in the days ahead on their emergency and recovery needs, acccording to a news release.

The American Red Cross has helped 1,323 people displaced by more than 280 home fires in Wisconsin and the U.P. of Michigan since the start of 2022. People in need of home fire safety resources including free smoke alarms are invited to make an appointment with our teams and partners at



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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.