Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:28am
A 51-year old Sparta man was killed in a snowmobiling accident north of Sparta Saturday.
According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold,
his department was called to 10060 Echo Road shortly after noon.
The accident occurred on the trail north of that location and emergency responders had...
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:19am
The Sparta Finance Committee passed a resolution last Wednesday to allow the Sparta Area Fire District to borrow $1.7 million to purchase four new trucks. The resolution still has to be approved by the full council.
All eight municipalities in the fire district have to approve the resolution before...
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 9:13am
The Sparta Area Fire District responded to a machine shed fire at 13651 County Highway Q in the Town of Angelo.
When Chief Mike Arnold arrived at the scene shortly before 2 a.m., the shed was fully engulfed. Two nearby buildings were not threatened by the fire.
Arnold said the driveway and the...
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:04am
Tuesday wasn't a good day in the Sparta area for motorized vehicles. The Sparta Area Fire District responded to two separate incidents involving vehicle fires.
The first was Tuesday at 2:12 p.m., when firefighters were called to 19340 Ideal Road in the Town of Leon to extinguish a tree harvester...
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:00am
On Feb. 11, at 6:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1050 County Highway S for a residence on fire that was reported by a neighbor. The residence and property was owned by Brian T. Zillmer, 42, of Black River Falls.
Officers arrived on scene first at approximately 6:30 p.m. where they did not...
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:11am
Authorities arrested a 42-year old Sparta man in connection with a Feb. 11 house fire in the Town of Little Falls.
Investigators said the fire, at 1050 Cty. Hwy. S, was arson and they suspect Brian T. Zillmer, who was living at the home, of intentionally setting the blaze.
At the time of the fire,...
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:00am
The owner of the home in the Town of Little Falls that went in flames last Monday, has yet to be located.
According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, a caller reported a fire at his neighbor's house at 1050 Cty. Hwy. S at 6:17 p.m.
When Arnold arrived on scene, the house was fully...