THE MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, FIRE DEPARTMENT arrived on the scene of a commercial fire at 3:30 am Central this morning (Tuesday) to find the building already heavily-involved with fire.
The primary tenant is a restaurant on the ground floor, the popular Pizza Man, and there are about 10 apartment units above. The volume of fire prevented any entry by the FF’s, but it was recently announced that all the tenants are believed to be out and accounted for. The fire response was rapidly increased to four alarms and just recently it was elevated to a fifth alarm.
The fire has extended into four other commercial occupancies and there have been two separate partial wall collapses so far.
The fire is not yet under control, so there is no more information available on the origin, etc.
WTMJ-TV filed this video report from the scene at 7 am Central time:
This video report includes the press conference held by acting fire chief Michael Jones along with some additional fire footage:
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