Lake Geneva firefighters rescued a dog trapped in a burning van as they battled a fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot Wednesday afternoon. The fire caused damage to at least five vehicles, according to news releases from the Lake Geneva police and fire departments.
According to a release, emergency responders were dispatched at 12:56 p.m. Jan. 18, to a car fire in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart at 201 N. Edwards Blvd. in Lake Geneva.
Crews found a fire engulfing two vehicles and used foam and dry chemicals to battle the blaze, which spread to three adjoining cars.
Firefighters entered a burning van to rescue a trapped dog. Crew members resuscitated the animal and transported it to the Lake Geneva Animal Hospital for treatment.
No other injuries were reported.
“This was a serious and stubborn fire. Our crews worked hard to prevent further loss. We’re glad the dog was rescued and that no one was injured,” Lake Geneva Fire Chief John Peter said.
The fire’s cause and origin remain under investigation. Criminal activity is not suspected at this time, according to a release.
Two vehicles were total losses and one sustained minor damage.