Residents displaced after apartment fire

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by WDJT Assignment Desk

MILWAUKEE—Residents have been displaced after an overnight apartment fire on Milwaukee's south side.

Crews were called out around 12:30 a.m. Saturday for a fire at an apartment complex at 3124 W. National Ave.

The Milwaukee Fire Department said that the fire started in a bathroom of a first floor unit of the 14 unit apartment complex.

Two units in the complex were vacant.

All of the residents evacuated safely. No residents or firefighters were injured.

Preliminary investigations show that the fire might have been caused by an electrical problem.

While that electrical issue is being investigated and repaired residents are not allowed back in the apartment.

The Red Cross is providing assistance to residents.

Damage is estimated at about $20,000 to the building itself and about $5,000 to contents of the building.

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