2 children killed in overnight fire on Milwaukee's northwest side

Happened near 91st and Brown Deer Rd.
Posted at 7:44 AM, Sep 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-24 18:37:24-04

 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A fire at a Milwaukee apartment has killed two children and injured an adult.

Deputy Milwaukee Fire Chief David Votsis says firefighters were called to a unit at the Woodlands apartments on Milwaukee's northwest side just after 5 a.m. Sunday.

The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office says two children -- a 2-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy -- were found dead in the fire.

An adult suffered burns and was taken to a hospital.

The complex was evacuated as firefighters fought the blaze. One apartment was destroyed.

Names of the victims were not immediately released. The cause remains under investigation.

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