Clintonville community saddened by fire that hit downtown building


CLINTONVILLE, Wis. (WBAY) – It didn’t take long for the news of the fire on Main Street to spread around Clintonville.

“Come into the morning and open up and like and everyone knows about it and everybody’s talking to everyone trying to see what happened,” said Bluebird Cafe’s Adelle Schultz.

It’s this yellow tape that people in Clintonville don’t want to see around area businesses and apartments.

At 49 S. Main Street, apartments on main street are now empty.

Two businesses, Doesn’t Compute and Main Street Tattoos, have water damage.

They not be able to reopen for business for months.

“It’s a community, you don’t want anything bad to happen to your fellow businesses you just want everyone to be safe and happy,” said B&H Fashionwear Sue Aschliman

This isn’t the first fire in downtown Clintonville.

Aschliman tells us back in 81 a deadly fire wiped out business.

“In 81 there was a fire here above the Trophies and Treasures where a person lost their life in that fire, this building was torn down, my parents came here in 86 built what you’re standing in, the shoe store,” said Aschliman.

Right now it’s time to survey the damage but hopefully soon it will be time to rebuild.

“You’re bouncing back and continuing while helping Businesses and people move on,” said Schultz