West Allis Fire Dept.: Person rescued from house fire near 56th and Grant

WEST ALLIS — Firefighters rescued a person found inside a home that had caught fire near 56th and Grant in West Allis on Thursday morning, September 7th.

West Allis Assistant Fire Chief Jay Scharfenberg indicated the first units arrived on the scene about three minutes after they were dispatched. Those crews were told there may be a person inside the home.

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A quick search of the home was done — and firefighters found a victim inside. That person was rescued and taken to St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Officials say the fire started in the kitchen — and was quickly brought under control.

Fire crews from Milwaukee and Wauwatosa assisted with this house fire.