Milwaukee Fire Department crews are working to determine the cause of a fire near 31st and North in which three buildings have been damaged.
Battalion Chief Dan Lipski says the call came in around 4 a.m. for reports of a building fire. Once crews arrived on scene they observed heavy flames and the buildings beginning to collapse.
One of the buildings is a total loss while the other two are heavily damaged. Lipski estimates the total amount lost in the fire is around $500,000.
At least one of the buildings has a business on the first floor.
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