Equipment goes missing from MFD vehicle while responding to fire near 5th Becher

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee firefighters responded to a house fire at South 5th and Becher Tuesday, June 29. Officials say equipment was stolen from one of their responding vehicles. 

Smoke was coming from the roof of the home when crews arrived. Fire officials say the blaze was quickly moving toward damaging another home. 

Officials with the Milwaukee Police Department says unknown suspect(s) removed fire equipment from a truck and fled the scene. 

"It's a little disheartening if equipment is missing. It's important that we have everything we have to protect the citizens," said Ron Firnrohr, battalion chief with the Milwaukee Fire Department.  

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Milwaukee Fire Department and Milwaukee Police Department. 

Police are seeking suspects. 

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