Minor fire displaces 7 on Milwaukee’s north side

The Red Cross is assisting 7 people displaced by a fire in residential building at N Richards and E Townsend Streets.   The fire was reported just before 5 AM Sunday.  According to Milwaukee Fire Department officials, the fire was confined to the exterior of the structure and quickly extinguished.   There was no report of injuries to firefighters or the seven adults living in the two apartments in the building.  Damage from the fire is considered to be minor.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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