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Local business suffers huge loss in fire near Rawson and Taylor in Oak Creek

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Jun 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-22 23:29:11-04

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

Officials respond to fire near 10th and Rawson in Oak Creek

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.

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.

OAK CREEK FIRE RAWSON AVE
Fire in the 900 block of E. Rawson Ave. in Oak Creek on Wednesday, June 22.

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RAWSON AVE FIRE OAK CREEK
Fire in the 900 block of E. Rawson Ave. in Oak Creek on Wednesday, June 22.

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