Area fire departments battle house fire in Moundville

On January 3rd, 2023, at approximately 8:09 p.m., the Endeavor/Moundville Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire on County Road CX near Glen Ave. in the Town of Moundville. First arriving responders encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from a two-story farmhouse.

Mutual aid was requested to bring in additional water and manpower to the scene.

No injuries of residents or responders occurred, but the home is a total loss.

The Endeavor/Moundville Fire Department was assisted by Briggsville Fire Department, Oxford (WI) Fire Department, Portage Fire Department, Marquette County EMS, Marquette County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Office, Oxford Police Department, Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative, and Wagner Trucking.

GoFundMe campaign seeks donations to help homeowner

Arnie Schehr lost his home and belongings in a fire Tuesday. He and his dog were saved thanks to a neighbor name Mike Carlton who alerted Schehr of the blaze. 

"He stopped and pounded on the door, waking him," Lindsay Schehr wrote on the GoFundMe fundraiser they started for their father. "To think what could have happened is terrifying. To Mike- we cannot thank you enough. My dad and his dog both made it out safely. He did not even have time to put shoes on. This morning the house is leveled, and nothing remains."

The fundraiser was created today and has already surpassed the $1500 goal. 

The Endeavor-Moundville Fire Department is sharing the GoFundMe on their page here:  

To view the GoFundMe, please visit: