10 people injured in 2-alarm duplex fire; 7 children taken to hospital

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Several people are hurt after a two-alarm fire on Milwaukee's north side.

It happened at a duplex near 35th and Auer around 11 p.m. Thursday night, Dec. 16.

According to the Milwaukee Fire Department, seven children and three adults were inside the duplex when the fire started. 

Crews rescued two children trying to jump from a second floor balcony to safety. The ten people inside are all being treated for minor injuries.

"Our troops did an excellent job tonight. They got in there very quick to rescue those two kids with heavy fire underneath them," said Erich Roden, deputy chief for the Milwaukee Fire Department. "When we arrived and threw a ladder to the porch and were able to get them off."

Neighbors watched as firefighters worked to put out the fire and rescue the people inside.

“I looked out the door and seen a house burning like hell. So, I was like what in the world was going on?" Deborah Woody said. "When I looked and seen that firefighter reach and grab one, I just screamed, because I didn't know if everyone had gotten out at that time."

Milwaukee police are investigating the fire and they're asking anyone with information to contact authorities.


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