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. KENOSHA ⏤ An overloaded circuit on the second floor sparked an Uptown fire that damaged the Rockhead’s Comics & Games building. The fire began around […]

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. 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 […]

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. Sign up to make a monthly donation […]

Racine man suffers serious burns

RACINE – The Racine Fire Department early Thursday responded to a second incident this week of an individual who received serious burns caused by smoking while on oxygen. Firefighters were called to 512 8th Street about 2 a.m. A male, who had been smoking in bed, extinguished the fire himself before calling 911. He was […]

Dumpster Fire Threatens Homes

RACINE – A fire in a construction dumpster briefly threatened two homes in the 1200 block of Harmony Drive on Tuesday afternoon. The Racine Fire Department responded to an active fire in a construction dumpster at 1231 Harmony Drive at about 4:24 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, RFD reported that the home’s occupant was attempting to […]

Car Damaged in Monday Morning Fire

RACINE – A fire of undetermined origin heavily damaged a car at Coronada Drive early Monday. The Racine Fire Department was called about 1:39 a.m. Monday to 917 Coronada Drive on a report of a vehicle that was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze that caused an estimated $7,000 damage to an […]