Milwaukee Fire Department responds to two house fires overnight
The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a house fire at N 24th Place and W Locust Street around 10 PM Monday night. When firefighters arrived they found heavy fire on the first floor and extending to the second floor of a vacant, two story building. Extra engines and trucks were called to the scene as the fire extended to the occupied house next door. One firefighter suffered a knee injury during the response. Damage to the unoccupied house is estimated at $242,500. Damage to the neighboring house is estimated at $7,500. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a second house fire around 12:45 PM Tuesday on N Newhall Lane near E Bradford Avenue. The Red Cross is assisting two adults who were displaced by the fire in the one-and-a-half story house. The Milwaukee Fire Department says the fire was located in the attic of the house and did about $65,000 in damage. No one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.