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National Night Out is back on Aug. 2 – and bigger

RACINE – National Night Out (NNO), an annual event designed to bring neighbors and neighborhoods together, is back and growing. This year’s NNO – the 31st for Racine – is Tuesday, Aug. 2. Racine Neighborhood Watch, a local nonprofit that coordinates National Night Out with the Racine Police Department and the Racine Fire Department, saw […]

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Racine man rescued during apartment fire

RACINE, WI — Due to the quick action of three bystanders, a Racine man was rescued from a second-story apartment building during a fire early Sunday morning at 2017 Case Ave. Suffering significant injuries, rescue personnel took the man to Ascension-All Saints Hospital. The man rescued from the second floor’s condition is unknown at this […]

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Sunday night fire on Indiana Street: $100K in damages to garage, car

RACINE – A garage and a car in the 700 block of Indiana Street were heavily damaged by fire Sunday night. No one was injured. RFD called to Indiana Street The Racine Fire Department was called to the detached, three-stall garage at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters were able to prevent the spread to adjacent […]

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New water safety equipment, protocols to be implemented by Racine County, City

The City of Racine’s coastline is nestled next to Lake Michigan. North Beach, 100 Kewaunee St., and Zoo Beach, located just north of it, are utilized for water recreation, especially during the summer months. Lake Michigan poses a threat to local swimmers and beachgoers. Problems with safe water quality levels and currents have resulted in […]

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Stray dog “Midnight” rescued from street drain, taken to Wisconsin Humane Society

“Midnight,” a one-year-old, mixed-breed dog is no longer sleeping under the stars, but rather safely residing at the Wisconsin Humane Society in Racine. Formerly known as “Blackie,” the stray dog had quite the journey to safety. She was on the loose and roaming free for 5 months, according to Billy’s Posse Executive Director Kristin Wilson. […]

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Exterior deck fires damage 2 Racine apartment buildings

RACINE – Two multi-family apartment buildings were damaged by separate deck fires within a few hours of each other on Wednesday, according to the Racine Fire Department (RFD). No one was injured. Erie Street deck fire Firefighters responded to the first deck fire on an upper unit wooden entrance of an apartment building on the […]

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Arson Suspected in Fire in Abandoned Two-Family Home

Racine Fire Department (RFD) investigators believe an overnight fire at a vacant building on 12th Street was set intentionally. RFD responded at 2:41 a.m. Sunday to the 1200 block of 12th Street for reports of a fire on the second floor of a two-story residence, according to a press release from RFD Captain Craig Ford. […]

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Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Apartment Building Fire Causes $90,000 in Damages

RACINE – Racine firefighters were called at 10 p.m. Friday to the 3300 block of Kearney Avenue for a report of a structure fire. Working smoke alarms alerted residents of the fire that caused $90,000 in damages. When crews arrived, they saw fire and smoke at the front entrance of the building that extended into […]

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One Firefighter Injured, but Quick Thinking Saved Local Business

Racine firefighters were called at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday to Hestia Heat Treat (formerly Racine Heat Treating) in the 1200 block of 8th Street after a member of a construction crew with A.W. Oakes & Son working nearby saw smoke and fire coming from a rooftop exhaust. Immediately calling 911 at the first sign of smoke […]

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Racine Fire Department: Early Morning Fire Causes $30K in Damages, No Injuries

The Racine Fire Department responded to a 911 call about an early morning fire at 1419 Lincoln St. on Friday. A resident of the home called 911 to report a possible fire in the basement. Crews were dispatched at 1:52 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters reported “moderate smoke on the first floor and moved to the […]

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Discarded Furniture Fire Fills McMynn Tower With Smoke, $43k in Damages

RACINE –  Burning discarded furniture outside McMynn Tower Apartments, 110 Seventh St., filled the building with smoke late Friday evening. No one was injured. The Racine Fire Department (RFD) responded shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday to a report of a fire at the building’s north exit. Firefighters quickly extinguished the burning materials. Smoke and heat […]

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Fire at The Maples 16-Unit Apartment Building a Total Loss

RACINE – On Friday, Feb. 25, the Racine Fire Department (RFD) received a call at 10:43 p.m. reporting a fire at The Maples, a 16-unit apartment building located at 2300/2306 Anthony Lane. Three fire engines, two ladder trucks, a paramedic rescue squad, battalion chief, safety officer, and a total of 21 firefighters were first to […]

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