Fire Damages Apartment Complex In Fond du Lac

Improperly placed smoking material is being blamed as the cause of a fire on a second story porch of an apartment at the Meadow View Apartment complex on Ledgewood Drive yesterday.

The apartment complex borders with Whispering Springs Golf Course and a golfer originally called in the fire at 12:49 PM after seeing black smoke coming from the east side of the building.

A fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputy was first on the scene and was able to knock the fire down with a fire extinguisher and Fond du Lac Fire Rescue made an interior attack on the rest of the fire which was found to have extended into the attic space of the apartment.

The apartment where the fire originated and the unit below are unable to be occupied due to the fire. All other residents of the complex were able to return to their homes.

The American Red Cross was on scene to assist the residents of the units that were damaged.