Garage fire on 15th Avenue in Union Grove

At 11:45 a.m. Sunday, the Racine County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a garage fire at 816 15th Ave., Union Grove. The structure is a total loss, as are its contents, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Racine County Sheriff’s Office

UNION GROVE — A detached two-car garage and its contents, including a car and a motorcycle, were a total loss after a fire of unknown origin broke out on Sunday.

According to a release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, the Racine County Communications Center at 11:45 a.m. Sunday received a call about a fire in a detached garage at 816 15th Ave. The caller reportedly told the dispatcher they could see thick black smoke and flames coming from the structure.

A sheriff’s deputy was first to arrive on the scene; that deputy reported that the structure was fully engulfed and there was no one inside, according to the release. Members of the Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department were assisted by members of the Kansasville and Raymond fire departments in putting the fire out.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.



Christina Lieffring covers the Burlington area and the Village of Caledonia. Before moving to Racine, she lived in Nebraska, Beijing, Chicago and grew up in Kansas City.

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