Fire starts in basement of home near 54th and Congress
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee firefighters on Tuesday evening, June 3rd were on the scene of a house fire that broke out near N. 54th Street and Congress.
The fire occurred at a 1.5-story home.
All of the occupants of the home were able to get out of the home before firefighters arrived on scene. However, a dog had to be rescued.
Fire officials say the dog was given oxygen, but did not survive.
No injuries were reported as a result of this fire.
The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the home’s occupants.
Fire officials believe the fire originated in the basement of the home — and may have spread up the walls.
It is believed a couch in the home’s basement caught fire.
The fire caused an estimated $45,000 in damage.
The home was equipped with working smoke detectors.