Kenosha Apartment Complex Damaged by Fire

Residents living in a 20 unit apartment building in Kenosha are now without a place to stay following an early morning fire on Monday. 

According to the Kenosha Fire Department, the call came in around 6:50 a.m. for a fire at an apartment complex on 50th Street near 35th Avenue.  When firefighters arrived, they found a fire in one of the units on the second floor of the complex.  A 20-year-old man was in the unit and reportedly jumped from a second floor window, injuring his leg.  He was treated at the scene for the injury.  The remaining residents of the apartment building were evacuated without incident. 

The fire was confined to  the one apartment, and firefighters had it under control in 40 minutes. The second floor of the apartment building received smoke damage and there was minor water damage to the first floor. 

The Red Cross is now assisting the displaced residents. Authorities are still investigating what caused the fire.  Crews have confirmed there were working smoke detectors in the building.

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