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Resident and firefighter injured in house fire
MILWAUKEE—A home in Riverwest goes up in flames injuring a woman and a firefighter inside.
Crews responded to the home near Booth and Wright St. around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The fire started outside, but quickly reached the rest of the house.
A woman, approximately 60-years-old, who lived in the home was injured. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries, burns to the hands and smoke inhalation.
She managed to get out and make it to a neighbor’s home, and was later taken to Columbia St. Mary’s hospital.
A firefighter was injured when he fell through the floor. He was treated at the scene and released, he is now in good condition.
The home suffered about $25,000 worth of damage and is probably a total loss.
The building next door was also damaged in the blaze, police estimate about $5,000 in damage.
The Milwaukee Fire Department is still trying to determine how the porch caught fire.