One taken to hospital in Muskego duplex fire

NOW: One taken to hospital in Muskego duplex fire

MUSKEGO, Wis. (CBS 58) – A person was taken to the hospital after a duplex fire in Muskego.

Authorities were called to the area near Cornell and Durham around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Tess Corners fire crews say there were working smoke detectors in the unit but the complex is a total loss.

We know the one person in the left unit got out safely. Firefighters tell us a woman and her two children lived in the other unit.

According to Tess Corners fire chief, the woman heard a loud pop downstairs. She then tried to put the fire out with a pillow and ended up with burns on her hands. She is expected to be okay.

CBS 58 spoke with a neighbor who says he was evacuated for several hours- waiting in his truck until 4 a.m. as crews battled the fire.

“When I came out to move my truck the front windows blew out of the house, and it was like a flame thrower just flames shooting out the front of the house”, says Tony Radaj who lives next door to duplex. “It was scary. I could feel the heat”.

No firefighters were hurt.

At this time, there’s no word on the cause of the fire.

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