MFD: 8 families displaced following fire near 64th and Florist

MILWAUKEE -- A fire near 64th and Florist in Milwaukee has displaced eight families, according to officials with the Milwaukee Fire Department.

The fire happened at an eight-unit apartment building on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19.

The Milwaukee Fire Department says the fire started on the second floor and spread to units below.

"Because of the weather, it took us a little longer to get set up for it. So we ended up calling a second alarm, to make sure we had enough people here to fight the fire," said Chief Dewayne Smoots, Milwaukee Fire Department.

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No injuries were reported. The American Red Cross is assisting the families displaced.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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