Fire at courthouse elevator

By Joey May
Hiawatha World – October 17, 2018

Photo by Joey May

The Hiawatha Fire Department and other emergency personnel were called to the Brown County Courthouse for a report of a fire in the elevator shaft about 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Before the fire department could respond, it was reported over the scanner that the fire was out. However, HFD quickly responded and were on the scene for some time evaluating the situation.

Jordanne Shockley, public information officer for the HFD, said the initial page came at 2:02 p.m. and upon arrival, all courthouse personnel were outside of the building.

She said the fire was located and confined to the motor of the elevator, pending further investigation per Fire Chief Ryan Shockley. The courthouse was closed for the remainder of the day.

Robinson Fire Department, Rescue Squad 48, Town & Country EMS, Hiawatha Police Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene.


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