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

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.

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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.