Police squad struck by hit-and-run driver at scene of house fire near 22nd and National

MILWAUKEE — An investigation is underway following a hit-and-run crash involving a police squad that occurred at the scene of a house early Wednesday morning, Feb. 27.

The fire broke out at a home near 22nd and National around 12:30 a.m. Officials believe the fire was sparked by space heaters.

MPD squad struck at scene of house fire near 22nd and National

MPD squad struck at scene of house fire near 22nd and National

Several people were inside the home when the fire broke out. Everyone was able to exit safely.

According to police, while a squad car was blocking the scene, it was rear-ended. The two officers inside the squad received minor injuries.

The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene.

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