Crews battle Menomonee Falls house fire in freezing temps

NOW: Crews battle Menomonee Falls house fire in freezing temps

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Several fire departments responded to a house fire in Menomonee Falls. They were met by some major challenges because of the brutal cold weather due to the Polar Vortex.

Crews were called to the two story house on Ridgeline Court just before noon on Wednesday.

According to fire personnel, the blaze started in the laundry room, and then quickly spread to the rest of the house, causing extensive damage to the roof.

Three people were inside the home when the fire broke out, but were able to make it out safe.

Menomonee Falls Battalion Chief Kurt Harthun said working in the frigid conditions was a challenge, as some of their equipment was freezing up.

 "We did have all our hydrants working that's the most important, we need water to get out the fire. It was difficult because the water freezes once it's on the ground. Trying to advance hose lines makes it difficult."

Crews are investigating the cause. There were no injuries. 

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