Green Bay Metro Fire Department wreaths house fires on fire

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (WBAY) – A tradition for the Green Bay Metro Fire Department during the holiday season is now ongoing.

The department hangs wreaths on all of their fire stations – the wreaths will start with all the green lights, but for every house fire that happens by the end of the year, a traffic light changes to red.

Green Bay burns an average of 15 fires during the holiday season.

“Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires across the country, and unfortunately we always see a few fires in our area during this time. And then Thanksgiving, Christmas and Christmas Evens follow the next two biggest days of house and apartment fires, with cooking being the main cause, “Lt. said. Shauna Walesh of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department.

On Tuesday, crews were called into a house on the 700 block of S. Ashland Avenue about a fire allegedly caused by unsupervised cooking. The Red Cross helps the displaced.

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