MILWAUKEE — An early morning apartment fire on Tuesday has been ruled an arson, Milwaukee police told TMJ4 News. The residents of 20 units have been displaced as a result.
The incident happened around 1:15 a.m. near 38th and Lisbon. Police say a suspect intentionally set a unit in the building on fire.
Due to the number of people displaced, the Red Cross has opened a shelter at Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, 2366 N 80th Street.
We are responding to a multifamily fire (20 units) that occurred early this morning at 3728 W. Lisbon Ave. If affected by this fire, please join us at our Shelter at Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, 2366 N. 80th St. we’re providing comfort and care. More as it become available. pic.twitter.com/G7XfkcqoBC— American Red Cross of Wisconsin (@RedCrossWIS) November 22, 2022
The exact number of residents displaced has not been announced, but police said no one was injured.
Milwaukee police said they are seeking unknown suspects in the case and anyone with information is asked to call 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.