Family Displaced in House Fire

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From the South Milwaukee Fire Department …

At approximately 8:13 this evening, SMFD responded to a 911 report of smoke coming from a house in the 1200 block of Minnesota Avenue. Upon their arrival, smoke was issuing from the west side of the structure and no occupants could be accounted for so the level of alarm was upgraded to a Working Still which brings in support from our neighboring departments. Entry was gained to the residence and a search for the occupants was conducted as the fire was extinguished. As it turns out, the occupants of the house were gone at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. However, several family pets perished in the fire. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Damage from heat and smoke was extensive to the first floor with moderate damage to the 2nd floor. The American Red Cross has been called to the scene to take care of the displaced family.

Please join me in offering your thoughts and prayers to the family impacted by this fire — and to our first responders, from our police officers who were first to arrive at the smoke-filled house, to South Milwaukee firefighters and all of the area departments who raced to the scene.

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One response to “Family Displaced in House Fire

  1. Patricia Walter

    I would like to thank all of the police officers and firefighters for all they did. My neighbors for all there help and offers to stay by them. We grieve for our pets 2 little dogs and 1 cat and our parrot. RIP. Thank you also to the red cross.

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