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Officials investigate cause of fire at Waukesha apartment building [VIDEO]

Posted: 6:21 AM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-13 08:59:59-04
Fire at Hillcrest Apartments in Waukesha

WAUKESHA — Firefighters are on the scene of a fire Friday morning at Hillcrest Park Apartments.

Officials think the storm might be to blame for the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for apartment residents at Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Road, in Brookfield. The shelter is in the gym; enter through the south side of the church.

At about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the City of Waukesha Police and Fire Dispatch Center started to receive calls of a structure fire on East Main Street.

The dispatch center then received a call from a neighboring building at the apartment complex with reports of fire alarms going off at Shepherd Court.

Crews at Shepherd Court found smoke and fire in the building’s attic.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates throughout the day.