Fully engulfed house fire in Mount Pleasant injures 3 people, kills 4 pets

MOUNT PLEASANT — Officials with the South Shore Fire Department say two adults and a child were hurt in a fire that happened on Monday, December 19th at a home on Lawndale Avenue near Vera Court (1227 Lawndale) in Mount Pleasant.

Fire officials said the home was a total loss after this fire, which happened . There was also damage to a home at 1225 Lawndale.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.                                                                         

Fire officials said this was an attic fire with heavy smoke in the home and the occupant of the home indicated it was fully engulfed when the initial call to authorities was made.

Firefighters arrived to heavy fire conditions with extension to the home at 1225 Lawndale.

Everyone was out of the house by the time firefighters arrived.

Fire on Lawndale Drive in Mount Pleasant

Emergency medical care was provided to three people — two adults and a child. Fire officials said a male refused care at the scene and he was later taken to the hospital by a private vehicle.

A female was taken to the hospital, as was a child.

There were four people living in the home — two men, a woman and a boy.

The resident in the nearby house which suffered exterior siding and roof damage was able to get out safely.

A Mutal Aid Box Alarm was initiated for extra resources to the fire due to the size of the fire and the weather.  Depatments that responded to the scene  were Caledonia Fire, Racine Fire and Raymond Fire.  The Somers Fire Department, Cudahy Fire Department and Oak Creek Fire Department provided coverage for the remainder of South Shore Fire Department’s jurisdiction during this incident.

Fire officials said fighting the fire was challenging based on the advanced stage of the fire on dispatch, limited accessibility to the structure and the proximity of four exposure buildings with damage limited to one exposure and the weather. 

The closest fire hydrant had been shoveled out after the recent snow and ensured a water supply.  Additional damage would have occurred had this not been done, fire officials said.

Firefighters battle blaze, freezing conditions at home in Mount Pleasant

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