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Firefighters battle two accidental fires Saturday; one left man in critical condition

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee Fire Department officials say firefighters on Saturday, June 14th were on the scene of two fires that are believed to be accidental.

The first fire broke out at a 68-unit apartment building in the 3200 block of N. 37th Street.

It happened shortly before 2:00 p.m.

Fire officials say the fire began in a single unit, and is believed to be accidental.

No one was injured.

The second fire occurred around 6:00 p.m.

Fire officials say a 62-year-old man was cutting metal with an electric grinder when sparks from the grinder ignited his shirt — causing extensive burns to his body.

He was taken to the hospital — where he is listed in critical condition.

This fire occurred in the 3700 block of N. 27th Street.