West Bend Lakes Fire
Posted on 03/14/2021

Date: 3-14-2021
Case: West Bend Lakes Fire 21-8572
Authority: Lieutenant Hope Demler 409

On Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 1:51 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire at West Bend Lakes, 1241 STH 33 in the Town of Trenton.

Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies, a Newburg Police Officer, and the Newburg Fire Department responded to the scene. The caller stated there was smoke coming from the ceiling in the bar. The first arriving Newburg Officer advised that there were flames and smoke observed in the kitchen behind the exhaust hood of the deep fat fryers.  Approximately 20 people were evacuated from the building without injury.

The building is a two story structure with a Pro-Shop, bar, kitchen and dining area. The fire quickly spread into the attic rafters, then out of the roof. Fire personnel arrived on scene and ultimately extinguished the fire. The fire was contained to the main building and did not spread to any other outbuildings. The building and contents are a total loss. Estimated monetary value of structure and contents is yet to be determined. The origin and cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Newburg Fire Department.

Personnel from the following fire departments responded: Newburg, West Bend, Saukville, Fredonia, Grafton, Cedarburg, Port Washington, Kewaskum, Allenton, Boltonville, Filmore, Waubeka, Slinger, Hartford, and WE Energies assisted on scene.

No fire or police personnel were injured.