14 displaced, 1 injured after fire at Brown Deer apartment complex

BROWN DEER, Wis. (CBS 58) -- In Brown Deer, an entire apartment building had to be evacuated after a fire Thursday morning, April 1.

It started around 9:25 a.m. at an apartment complex on Green Bay Road. 

The fire started in a unit on the first floor. Although it was mostly contained to that unit, heavy smoke quickly filled the entire building.

"Several residents called 911 reporting that they were trapped, as well, so our crew had to make a number of rescues out of windows, primarily out the back side of the building," said North Shore Fire Department Battalion Chief Dan Tyk. 

One person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Fourteen tenants were displaced, and the Red Cross is working to find them alternate housing.

Firefighters say the total loss is estimated to be around $1 million. 

They also say there were not working smoke alarms on every level of the unit.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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