UPDATE: 12-year-old killed in fire near 5th and Wright

UPDATE: 12-year-old killed in fire near 5th and Wright


Updated: 5:26 a.m. September 25, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 12-year-old boy is dead after a house fire on Milwaukee's north side. 

The fire started around 10:00 p.m. Monday night near 5th and Wright. Authorities say when they got to the scene, both the first and second floors were on fire. 

Fire crews say once they learned there could be children trapped on the second floor they made an aggressive push inside the home to find them. 

Unfortunately, when firefighters got to the second floor, they found the 12-year-old boy. 

"They were encountering extreme heat at the top of those stairs. They pushed forward anyway, they were able to locate one victim, that victim has been determined to be deceased as a result of the fire injuries," said Milwaukee Fire Department Deputy Chief Aaron Lipski. 

No one else was hurt in the fire. Milwaukee Police are investigating the cause. 


Posted: 11:03 p.m. September 24, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A fatal fire is currently under investigation.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner confirms they have been called to the area of 6th and Wright for a report of a fatal fire.

The fire happened shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday.

There is currently no word on how many victims or the circumstances surrounding the fire.

CBS 58 News has a crew on scene and will bring you updates as they become available. Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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