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1 person dies after early morning Burnham St. house fire

Burnham house fire
Posted at 5:52 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 19:24:35-05

BURNHAM — One person has died after an early Friday morning fire in Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a 2.5 story house fire on the 1900 block of Burnham St. early Friday.

Fire officials say that three people were able to escape the fire on their own. However, one person became trapped and had to be rescued by firefighters.

Neighbors say two others were able to leave the house on their own and made it to the neighbors.

A 55-year-old woman died Friday afternoon.

Three other people were taken to area hospitals.

The Red Cross is helping 15 people from four units (two neighboring two-family homes) who were displaced. They are providing all of the residents, which includes 5 children, with assistance for temporary lodging, meals and immediate needs, as well as access to basic health/mental health resources.

Two neighboring homes were also evacuated, with the fire spreading to at least one of them.

Along with dealing with the fire's blazes, fire crews are dealing with frigid temperatures and freezing water.

The Battalion Chief tells TMJ4 that weather conditions were a challenge this morning.

No firefighters were injured during this incident.

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