Kenosha firefighters battle three blazes Saturday including one that impacted 11 structures
KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kenosha firefighters fought three blazes Saturday afternoon including one that impacted 11 structures.
The first call came in around 2:48 p.m. to a condo complex on 55th Court between 31st and 35th Streets. Eight to ten units in the complex are unlivable after the fire. 15 people are believed to be displaced and there are no known injuries.
Fire officials believed the fire started on a back porch, but the exact cause is under investigation.
The second and largest fire happened around 3:10 p.m. near 34th Avenue and 56th Street where 11 structures were impacted. Two garages are a total loss, two houses suffered significant damage and other houses suffered from melted siding and damaged exteriors.
Firefighters say wind was a major factor helping spread the fire quickly.
The third fire was small and confined to one bedroom of a home near Roosevelt Road and 27th Avenue. A mattress fire was under control in less than 10 minutes.
Kenosha Fire Chief Bigley tells CBS 58 that 16 people had to be called in off duty because of the three fires and other fire departments were called in to help.