Seven injured in south side apartment fire
Seven people were taken to the hospital today following a fire in a south side apartment building. According to the Milwaukee Fire Department, the seven are being treated for minor smoke inhalation.
The fire was reported around 11:45 AM in an apartment building at S 43rd Street and W Arthur Court. According to the MFD, the fire was confined to one apartment. Damage to the apartment is considered extensive. According to the report, a number of neighboring partments received water damage and there was smoke damage throughout most of the building. Fire fighters also needed to cut a hole in the roof to gain access to fight the fire.
Firefighters assisted nearly two-dozen people in evacuating the building. Several pets were also rescued. The Red Cross is currently assisting 12 adults and 4 children impacted by the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.