Motor Car Company Fire

The Columbus Fire Department was able to contain a weekend fire at Badger Motor Car Company to one room.

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COLUMBUS — People were evacuated from Badger Motor Car Company Saturday night due to a fire in the basement that caused minor damage.

Columbus Fire Department Lt. Jerrod Fox said in a phone interview that the department received a call at 10:50 p.m. When crews arrived at 336 N. Spring St., heavy smoke was visible. The fire started in the basement and it was later determined that the source of the fire was a wood-burning stove.

The fire department was able to contain the fire to one room. There was minor damage to the building.

There were no injuries and the department cleared the scene at 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

Fox said that the fire is not suspicious and it’s not under investigation.

Badger Motor Car Company posted to Facebook thanking the Columbus Fire Department and those who helped before the fire department arrived. The company said there is a lot of smoke damage to clean up.

The Columbus Fire Department was assisted by the Columbus Police Department and Lifestar EMS.

Ben Rueter covers Beaver Dam, Horicon and Juneau city governments for the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen.