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Fire started in vacant house baffles firefighters

Posted on August 28, 2016 2:47 pm under Fires and Explosions

A house fire occurred on Tuesday, August 16 at around 4 a.m. near N. 50th Street and Clarke, causing the roof to collapse.

“The back part of the building was collapsed, when we arrived it was fully involved, all floors. Complete damage on that building. The exposure building where we removed the occupants from it does have significant damage but it won’t be a total loss,” said Deputy Chief Terry Lintonen of the Milwaukee Fire Department, who responded to the fire. Six people were sleeping in the next house over when the flames reached their home, but they were able to escape. The second home affected faces quite a bit of water damage because the windows were open, but should be salvageable.

The Red Cross also assisted in the incident and firefighters are eager to find out what caused the fire, as the vacant home had no gas service or electricity.

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