More than a dozen local fire departments help put out industrial fire in Germantown

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Germantown Fire Department thanked 15 area fire departments for helping put out a blaze at an industrial building Monday, Oct. 4. 

Multiple patients were treated by EMS and fire personnel on the scene. A total of five people were treated for smoke inhalation, but they all refused transport.

No fire personnel were injured.

Germantown firefighters were dispatched around 4:46 a.m. to an industrial fire near Grant Dr. in Germantown. 

Upon arrival they were met with an industrial building being evacuated, with heavy smoke showing and fire on multiple levels.

The fire was upgraded to a "Target hazard"  due to it being an industrial business and the nature of contents.

"We are grateful to all the departments that assisted, a total of 15. Thank you all for your professionalism-- Menomonee Falls Fire Department, Slinger Fire Department, Jackson Fire Department, Thiensville Fire Department, Richfield Volunteer Fire Company, Mequon Fire Department, Village of Grafton Fire Department, Lisbon Fire Department, West Bend Fire Department, Hartford Fire & Rescue Wisconsin, Cedarburg Fire Department, Wauwatosa Fire Department, Western Lakes Fire District, Northshore Fire Department, Butler Volunteer Fire Department," the Germantown Fire Department said in a release. 

No information was released about the cause of the fire. 


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