MPD: Woman suffers life-threatening injuries in fire near 17th and Lincoln

Updated: 2:18 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2022

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Fire Department says a 50-year-old woman remains in critical condition following a fire near 17th and Lincoln Saturday, Jan. 8.

Crews were dispatched the location just before 9 p.m. and located the woman pulseless inside an apartment.

The MFD paramedic unit transported the woman to an area hospital where she remains in "extremely critical condition."

Officials say there were no working smoke alarms in the building. 

Alderman Pérez said, “I pray that the individual who Milwaukee firefighters pulled out of the apartment survives and is able to recover. It was discovered that there were no working smoke alarms in the victim’s apartment, and this event provides a sobering reminder about the importance of having working smoke alarms in your home, as smoke alarms are proven to save lives.”

If you are in need of a smoke alarm, please call the Smoke Alarm Hotline at 414-286-8980.

Arrangements will be made for Milwaukee firefighters to come to your single family home or duplex to deliver a smoke alarm free of charge and install it if the residence is Covid-safe.


Posted: 11:16 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2022

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 61-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a fire that happened near 17th and Lincoln in Milwaukee. 

Officials were called to the scene around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8. 

The woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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