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Fire at brewery building may not have set off alarm



It might have been a false alarm which brought La Crosse firefighters to the scene of a real fire Wednesday morning. 

Power went out briefly in the area of 3rd Street and South Avenue around a quarter to 5. 

The fire department says that outage may have set off an alarm at City Brewery. 

The first crews on the scene didn’t find a problem, but soon they saw flames on top of the brewery’s waste water plant.  The fire was extinguished quickly, and no one was injured. 

Flammable gases from the treatment plant may have caught fire. 


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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