Man doing work on home near 11th and Clarke escapes fire that spread to 2nd, empty home

MILWAUKEE -- Firefighters on Monday morning, July 30 battled a two-alarm fire near 11th and Clarke on Milwaukee's north side. The call came in around 4:30 a.m.

When crews arrived on scene, flames were coming from two homes in the area. Officials said it appears the fire started in one home -- before spreading.

Neighbors told FOX6 News a man was doing work on one of the homes when the fire broke out. He was able to safely exit the home. The other house was empty.

Fire near 11th and Clarke in Milwaukee

Fire near 11th and Clarke in Milwaukee

Fire near 11th and Clarke in Milwaukee

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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