Brookfield Fire Department responded to a fire at County Line Convenience in Brookfield at 8:07 p.m. Monday.
The fire burned at the rear of the convenience store. The cause of the fire is unknown.
Around 8 p.m. on Monday a patron of County Line Convenience told a store employee smoke was coming from the back of the building. The employee made a call to Brookfield dispatch at 8:05 p.m.
Brookfield Fire Department arrived at the scene of the fire at 8:07 p.m. Brookfield Fire Chief Larry Flynn gave an all-clear at 8:47 p.m. There were multiple patrons at the store when the fire was noticed. No injuries were reported.
According to Flynn, the cause of the fire is unknown.
“There appeared to be a sump pump behind the building, which had caught fire,” Flynn said. “We believe the sump pump may have overheated and caught fire, but are unsure at this time.”
Three fire engines, 14 firefighters and three Brookfield Police Officers responded to the fire. According to Flynn, it was a typical response for any fire emergency.
County Line Convenience store manager Tannis Williams says the fire caused little damage.
“It was pretty simple and basic,” Williams said. “It could have been a lot worse, but it was contained fast. We’re very lucky.”
The convenience store did not catch on fire. The store’s sump pump and a drainage pipe at the rear of the building did catch fire. According to Flynn, the sump pump was not operational when the fire was put out.
The convenience store was up and running minutes after the all-clear was given. The store has maintained regular business hours since Monday evening. County Line Convenience is located at 322 W Helm St.