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One person succumbs to Waukesha apartment fire

Posted at 6:30 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 07:30:09-05

One person has died as a result of an apartment fire Sunday, according to Waukesha Fire Department.

Waukesha fire and police responded to the scene of a fire at a 47-unit apartment building on Big Bend Road about 11 p.m. Sunday. Crews found smoke and fire coming from a first floor apartment once on the scene.

Crews made an "aggressive interior attack" and extinguished the fire, as well as located a victim within five minutes of arrival, according to Battalion Chief Jim Haakenson. However, one person was lost inside the residence.

The medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death. No other occupants or firefighters were injured.