UPDATE: Investigation into Rochester apartment fire continues

Updated: 1:20 p.m. March 31, 2019

ROCHESTER, Wis. (CBS 58) -- All residents of the 29-unit apartment building were temporarily displaced due to this fire. The Racine County Sheriff's Office reports that the fire was confined to one apartment unit on the ground floor. 

The American Red Cross is assisting and rendering aid to those in need.

The cause of this fire is undermined at this time and further investigation is being conducted.


Posted: 3:01 p.m. March 30, 2019

ROCHESTER, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a fire at a Rochester apartment building forced residents to evacuate and one person was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office responded about 11:30 a.m. Saturday to a report of a fire in the 29-unit, multi-story building. Officials say heavy smoke was observed throughout the complex and citizens were safely evacuated by responding deputies.

The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are not known. No further information was available.

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