Early-morning fire damages Kenosha Education Association building

Posted at 6:08 AM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 18:48:06-04

KENOSHA -- An early-morning building fire heavily damaged the Kenosha Education Association building and shut down several streets in the adjacent neighborhood.

Firefighters were called to the building, at 5610 55th St., at around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning. Most of the flames had been extinguished by 6:00 a.m.


The Kenosha Education Association is home of the local teacher's union, which represents teachers and other school staff in the Kenosha Unified School District.

At least 30 firefighters were called to fight the fire and took shifts as the fire climbed up the building's walls and into the attic.

Local traffic on 56th and 55th Streets will be closed while the fire is extinguished.