OAK CREEK, Wis. — The Oak Creek Fire Department responded to a restaurant fire near Rawson and Taylor in Oak Creek on Wednesday.
WATCH: Fire in the 900 block of East Rawson Ave. Courtesy: USFiR
It happened around 4:30 p.m.
According to the Oak Creek Fire Department, the first-arriving units reported smoke coming from the roof of the structure. The integrity of the structure was compromised due to a rapidly advancing fire, the fire department said in a statement Wednesday evening.
The fire department then decided to remove all crews from inside the building and transition to defensive fire operations.
We are scene of a structure fire in the 900 blk of E Rawson Ave. This incident has been upgraded to a 2nd alarm. More info to follow.— Oak Creek Fire Dept (@Oak_Creek_FD) June 22, 2022
The incident was then upgraded to a second alarm and assistance was received from other Milwaukee County fire departments.
Two civilians were evaluated for possible smoke inhalation and one firefighter sustained a minor injury, the Oak Creek Fire Department said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
According to Ruby's Bagels, the restaurant suffered a huge loss. They say no one was injured in the fire.
Ruby's Bagels said they will be closed until they assess the damage and find a kitchen and equipment.
"By the looks of it, I believe it is all gone," Ruby's Bagels shared on Instagram on Wednesday.
The restaurant said it will share an update when they can.
TMJ4 News is working to gather the latest.
This is a developing story and will be updated.