Resident and firefighter injured in house fire

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by Britni McDonald

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.

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