Milwaukee officials respond to fire at Avenue Manor Apartments

NOW: Milwaukee officials respond to fire at Avenue Manor Apartments

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee officials responded to a fire at a seven-story apartment complex near 23rd and Wisconsin Thursday morning, Oct. 17. 

The call to authorities came in shortly before 9 a.m. 

Officials tell CBS 58 the fire happened in a third floor apartment at the Avenue Manor Apartments. 

No one was home in that apartment and the fire didn't spread. No one was hurt. 

Fire officials said they didn't hear any smoke alarms going off when they responded to the building. 

Some residents jumped into action going door to door to notify their neighbors.

"I ran back upstairs and to the third floor and was like, 'hey hey hey there's a fire going on up here,' trying to get people out of the building," said Toola Swain, apartment resident. 

"Obviously it's very concerning to us when we don't hear smoke detectors or alarm systems in these buildings. It's very important we have these contingencies for our occupants so they have a better chance to getting out," said Battalion Chief Erich Roden, Milwaukee Fire Department. 

The residents were allowed back inside. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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