Janesville Fire Department responds to house fire on Old Kennedy Road

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

MILTON—Janesville firefighters put out a house fire on Old Kennedy Road in Milton on Wednesday afternoon.

A man who said he lives in the house at 4446 Old Kennedy Road said he and four dogs got out and away from the fire safely.

Barbara Lein, who also lives in the home, said she returned with her daughter and saw the fire.

Cause of the fire is undetermined, said Janesville Batallion Chief Ron Bomkamp. The fire originated on the front patio, then moved to the interior.

Damages to the house totaled $90,000, Bomkamp said. The house is uninhabitable.

All tenants will be staying in hotels for the time being, Bomkamp said.

The fire was first reported at 3:26 p.m., according to the Rock County Communications Center.

Banker said no injuries to occupants or firefighters were reported. By 4 p.m., the fire was under control, although firefighters still were working on hot spots, he said.

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