Morning fire causes extensive damage to Shorewood home

SHOREWOOD, Wis. (CBS 58) – A fire which began in the basement of a Shorewood home early Saturday morning resulted in extensive damage to all floors of the two-story house. No one was injured in the fire.

According to North Shore Fire and Rescue, the fire was reported around 6 a.m. in the home near Wildwood and Glendale Avenue.  When fire fighters arrived they discovered heavy smoke in the basement and first floor of the building. Crews found the fire in the basement which was extending up the walls to the two floors and attic of the home. Firefighters were able to quickly bring the fire under control.

According to officials, the three residents of the home and their pet were safely out of the house before firefighters arrived. Authorities say that working smoke detectors on the second level of the home alerted the residents to the fire and allowed them to get out safety.

The Red Cross is helping the residents.

Fire officials say that damage is extensive on all three levels of the home, but an exact dollar estimate of damage is not yet available. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Officials believe the fire was burning for a time before the homeowners were alerted to the blaze, but the fire is not considered to be of a suspicious nature. 

Several neighboring fire departments, including the Milwaukee Fire Department, assisted the North Shore Fire and Rescue.

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