Red Cross helping 40 people after apartment building fire near 25th and Kilbourn

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- The American Red Cross is helping nearly 40 people Saturday morning after being displaced from an apartment building fire near 25th and Kilbourn.

American Red Cross of Wisconsin says approximately 40 people were displaced from 16 units of the apartment building Saturday, Feb. 6.

Officials says teams are providing shelter and immediate needs to residents. They are also assessing the extend of damage and displacement of the Concordia neighborhood residents.

Milwaukee police are investigating the fire after it broke out around 3:55 a.m. on the 800 block of North 25th Street. 

Police say a 22-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman sustained non0life threatening injuries. The victims received medical treatment at a local hospital.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but police say it does not appear to be suspicious. 

Justin Kern, Communications Director of American Red Cross of Wisconsin, says Milwaukee firefighters bravely battled the fire through brutal cold temperatures. Kern also said Milwaukee police were integral in its initial connections with clients on the scene Saturday morning. 

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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