Multiple departments respond to Friday blaze
MUSKEGO — Smoke billowed from the former Reynolds Machine Co. on Martin Drive Friday afternoon as fire crews from multiple departments sought to bring the blaze under control. Shortly after arriving, officers determined the fire was intentionally set, according to a news release.
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the vacant Reynolds Machine Co. building at S66-W17626 Martin Drive on Friday.
The fire at Reynolds Machine Co., S66-W17626 Martin Drive, was reported about 12:30 p.m. Friday by multiple people. The business, which includes more than one building, is vacant and for sale.
When they arrived, police officers found two buildings located on the property on fire, according to the Muskego Police Department press release. The Tess Corners Fire Department activated the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System and, with the assistance of multiple fire departments that came from as far as Waukesha, the Town of Brookfield and Tichigan, was able to extinguish the fire. Water was also brought to the scene by water tenders.
There were no injuries reported.
Quickly after arriving, officers determined that the fires were intentionally set, according to the release. As a result, mutual aid was requested from the New Berlin Police Department, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation to assist with the investigation. A Muskego drone was also utilized to assist with the search of the area.
No more details were available before press time. The Muskego Police Department advises people can follow their Facebook page for updates regarding the investigation.
Katherine Michalets/Freeman Staff