Firefighter injured while battling blaze at vacant apartment building near 57th and Hampton

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MILWAUKEE -- An investigation is underway after a fire at an unoccupied apartment building near 57th and Hampton Tuesday evening, April 18th. Witnesses in the area said they saw flames coming from the roof around 7:30 p.m. -- and one firefighter was hurt.

Officials said the fire started in the second story of the apartment building. The building is vacant due to another fire that broke out a while back that forced residents to move out.

One firefighter was injured -- but is expected to be OK.


The cause of the fire and extent of the damage remains under investigation.

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