Fire Destroys Home in the Town of Primrose

February 24, 2010
Lt. Alecia Rauch Phone: (608) 284-6155 FAX: (608) 284-6043
Sheriff's Office

Madison, WI. February 24, 2010 – At 11:58 a.m., Dane County Deputies responded with Mt. Horeb, Verona and New Glarus Fire Departments to 1534 County Highway JG in the Town of Primrose. A passing motorist called the Communications Center to report smoke and flames coming from the residence. When emergency personnel arrived they found the residence fully engulfed in flames.


The homeowner, Thomas Schlimgen, was not home at the time of the fire. A dog did perish in the fire.


Although the fire does not appear suspicious in nature, the exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.


The home and its contents, which are valued at $275,000, were completely destroyed.