- An early Friday fire that has forced Stolley’s Hogg
Alley to close was likely caused by smoking paraphernalia.
Lakes Fire District Chief Brad Bowen said Friday
afternoon that a report of a fire at the bar, 2008
Venice Beach Road in Oconomowoc, was made at 12:05 a.m.
Friday. He said the first crews were on scene by 12:09
a.m. and saw signs of a fire on the roof and front of
the building. The source of the fire was not immediately
discovered so at 12:13 a.m. the call was upgraded to a
second alarm, requiring other departments to assist.
Eventually, Lake Country Fire & Rescue, Western
Waukesha RIT, Wales-Genesee Fire Department, Okauchee
and Stone Bank fire departments responded.
said after investigating, it appeared the cause of the
fire was smoking materials in a receptacle near the
front entrance. He said the receptacle was near the
fire's primary source.
Bowen didn’t have an final damage amount, he said it
was at least $20,000 in damages. There were no
the Stolley’s Hogg Alley Facebook page, owner Jeff
Stoll said the business would be closed for repairs,
which he later said were already underway.
have had an outpour of prayers and support from the
community... Over the top wow!!! We have lots of crews
cleaning and restoring to get our employees and
customers the environment they crave. I wouldn’t
wish this on anyone,” he said via Facebook Messenger.
also thanked the hardworking firefighters.
huge shout out to all the Local FD's we had them all
there and we’d a been a lot, lot worse off if it
weren’t for them all...God bless,” Stoll wrote.