A nasty blaze in the Lakeview Corporate Park that apparently started in cardboard proved a quirky one to knock down Wednesday night.
Eventually Pleasant Prairie firefighters -- with help from many neighboring communities -- were able to bring the blaze at Honeywell Securities (which ironically is in the fire alarm business) under control.
The Kenosha News account is very interesting: "More than 100 firefighters arrived to help out from area departments, including Bristol, Paris, Salem, Silver Lake, Somers, Sturtevant, Mount Pleasant, Union Grove, Antioch, Beach Park, Fox Lake, Gurnee, Newport, Waukegan, Winthrop Harbor and Zion. The Racine Fire Bells and the Quad Two Rehab Unit also assisted."
Conspicuous by its absence from that list is the Kenosha Fire Department. Was this a misprint or are there some integrovernmental cooperation "issues?"
Anyway, congrats to the Pleasant Prairie Fire Department and those other agencies that helped out. They deserve a pat on the back.
As for why the Kenosha Fire Department wasn't in the list of assisting agencies -- let's hope that a misprint. Otherwise, there's a crying need for better intergovernmental cooperation. Now.