Cause of Sunday afternoon house fire still under investigation.
The cause of a Sunday afternoon fire in Milwaukee is currently under investigation. The fire was reported around 5:15 PM in the ranch style, wood frame single family home on W Hemlock Road near N 53rd Street. According to the Milwaukee Fire Department, the two adults who were home at the time were able to escape the building without injury, despite the fact there were no working smoke detectors in the home. The Red Cross is currently assisting the pair. Damage to the home and its contents is estimated at $111,000.