Family safe after house fire in La Crosse


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)– A mother and her child are safe after a house fire in La Crosse.

The La Crosse Fire Department was dispatched to 2109 Winnebago Street at 2:39 PM on Saturday for heavy smoke coming out of a single-family home.

When fire crews arrived they confirmed the mother, son, and dog safely made it out of their home and were not injured.

When firefighters entered the home, they found smoke and fire on the first floor, which extended into the attic.

They were able to quickly put out the fire and save most of the home, but there is heavy smoke damage.

The La Crosse Fire Cheif said this fire could have been much worse.

“Everything that we do to train and prepare for this, it played out very well. No injuries, no fatalities, and ultimately the vast majority of the structure and homeowner’s contents are saved. So it’s a good end to what could have been a really tragic deal,” Cheif Ken Gilliam said.

First responders arrived at the scene within three minutes of the call.

The La Crosse Fire Department was assisted by the La Crosse PD, Xcel Energy, and Tri-State Ambulance.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Prevention and Building Safety Division.