A man and child have died after a house fire near 39th and Silver Spring, according to an official with Milwaukee Police Department.
An assistant fire chief says that a 60-year-old man and 4-year-old child were found inside of the home without a pulse and were taken to the hospital.
"When we got the initial call, it was with people trapped, so our units knew that coming in," said Milwaukee Fire Assistant Chief David Votsis.
"As devastating as it is for us, it is a hundred times more devastating for the family, and I can’t imagine what they’re going through," said Votsis.
The death of a four year old male from the fire in the 5500 block of N. 39 Street has been reported to us by @MilwaukeePolice . Child was pronounced dead at @childhealthwi. Autopsy scheduled for tomorrow. No further information to be released.— Medical Examiner (@mkemedexamine) March 13, 2019
A woman and infant escaped the fire and were transported to the hospital as a precaution. The woman is the mother of the 4-year-old police say.
"I just also want to express my sympathies to the family in this horrible situation. We all feel for them, and when something like this happens we share in that sorrow as well," said Milwaukee Police Capt. Heather Wurth.
Wurth said chaplains were on hand to help officers struggling with the tragedy.
MCMEO responding to fatal fire scene in the 5500 block of N. 39. One adult male fatality. Autopsy scheduled for tomorrow - @MilwaukeePolice investigating.
— Medical Examiner (@mkemedexamine) March 13, 2019
A call for service was put into Milwaukee Fire Department just after 12:15 Wednesday.
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