Green Bay firefighters battle house fire on Cass Street

Green Bay Press Gazette – March 23, 2012

House fire at 1221 Cass St. in Green Bay. Charles Davis/Press-Gazette/via Twitter

Four adults were displaced this morning after a basement fire at 1221 Cass St. on Green Bay’s east side.

Firefighters responded at 8:52 a.m. to smoke coming from the one-story home, said Green Bay fire Battalion Chief Paul Arvey.

The fire was contained in the basement within 15 minutes and the home was mostly damaged by smoke, he said. No one was injured.

A man on the scene said he was in the basement when the fire began and he believes it started in a furnace.

The property is owned by Gloria Stache and valued at $70,500, according to Brown County online land records.

The American Red Cross of Northeast Wisconsin is assisting the displaced residents, Arvey said.

Cass Street was closed one block from Roosevelt Street to Irwin Avenue while crews were at the scene.

 The Brown County Fire Investigation Task Force is assisting.