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Fire breaks out at historic building in Menasha; 3 firefighters injured

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MENASHA — A historic building caught fire in Menasha and it took crews about ten hours to put it out.

The flames started on the roof of the Brin Building around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10.

The Brin Building dates back a century. It was an entertainment hub in the community since 1908.


Currently, there are six apartments in the building. Ten people were displaced. The Red Cross is providing assistance.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries; two from smoke inhalation and one from a fall. They’re all expected to be OK.

The fire started in the attic. It was finally put out around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The cause is still under investigation.

Ten occupants from the apartments in the building have been displaced. They’re being assisted by the Red Cross.

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