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Sussex Firefighters Respond to Saturday Fire in Brookfield

Sussex firefighters were among 10 departments involved in battling a blaze at Walenta Grinding near 126th Street and Burleigh Avenue in Brookfield. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters from 10 area departments, including Sussex, responded to a Saturday morning blaze at a Brookfield grinding plant on 126th Street, just north of Burleigh Road.

Patch's media partners at WISN Channel 12 are reporting that the fire at Walenta Grinding, 3150 N. 126th St., broke out around 9 a.m. An off-duty police officer saw smoke in the area and called 911, WISN reported.

The fire was confined to one small area of the building and no injuries were reported, according to WISN. It was brought until control around 10 a.m.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that more than 10 area fire departments assisted in battling the blaze.

Walenta Grinding was founded in 1949 and is a centerless grinding machine shop that provides polishing and straightening services to customers throughout the Midwest.

Luke February 18, 2013 at 01:01 AM
I'd be interested to know why so many fire departments got involved in a fire that is described as being contained in a small area.

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