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Fire Damages Parked Vehicle

RACINE – Fire caused an estimated $3,000 damage to a vehicle parked near a structure in the 3600 block of Douglas Avenue Thursday evening. The Racine Fire Department responded just before 7 p.m. The vehicle owner put out the fire with an extinguisher just before firefighters arrived. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check […]

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Kitchen Fire Damages College Avenue Apartment

RACINE – A fire in a kitchen damaged a College Avenue apartment and displaced 10 residents Saturday morning. The Racine Fire Department was called to a six-unit apartment building at 800 College Avenue at about 9:07 a.m. Saturday. A Racine Police Department officer on patrol discovered the fire and immediately began evacuating residents. The fire […]

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Russet Street Duplex Fire Under Investigation

RACINE – Racine Fire Department (RFD) investigators are seeking information about a small fire that damaged the exterior of a duplex in the 2800 block of Russet Street early Wednesday. Firefighters were called to the duplex about 5 a.m. They quickly extinguished a small fire near building’s front entrance. All of the duplex’s 12 occupants […]

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Rockhead’s Comics fire in Uptown caused by overloaded circuit, Kenosha fire chief says

A fire on Dec. 16 caused approximately $100,000 in damages to the Rockhead’s Comics & Games building at 2328 Roosevelt Rd. in Uptown. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/videos/403533927463010 KENOSHA ⏤ An overloaded circuit on the second floor sparked an Uptown fire that damaged the Rockhead’s Comics & Games building. The fire began around […]

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Tuesday morning fire causes $35,000 in damages to Racine business

RACINE ⏤ A Tuesday morning structure fire caused $35,000 in damages to a business on De Koven Avenue in the city. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 Sign up to make a monthly donation to The Uptown Observer and support local independent journalism. According to the Racine Fire Department, firefighters responded to Modine Manufacturing, 1500 De Koven Avenue, around 7 […]

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Fire damages Fosters reStore warehouse in Racine

RACINE ⏤ A Saturday evening fire caused smoke damage to a nonprofit city thrift store.  The Racine Fire Department responded to 5626 21st St. around 6:26 p.m. Saturday for a report of smoke inside the 100,000-square-foot building. Firefighters extinguished a small fire along the building’s south wall. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 Sign up to make a monthly donation […]